I've been a huge fan of your blog since you started last year and I always find something to use with my class. In my room, you're referred to as "that awesome Tennessee teacher." :-)
Two questions... 1) Are the thinking stems something you came up with or from another source? 2) Do you have any part of reading time spent with students reading with another student or small group? My class is super social and love to read together. Part of me feels like reading and talking together can support comprehension, but I feel like too much can be distracting. How do you handle this?
Thanks so much! You rock!
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