The close reading ideas you mentioned in your post are extremely unique and seem to be very successful! I like how you used music and song lyrics for students to increase their fluency and practice the skill of close reading, something that students may struggle with. It seems as though this would really get students enticed and interested. I was wondering if you would allow student-choice in this type of activity for older students? How would you go about tailoring this for older students, as many of them still may struggle with fluency? Is there anything you would change to increase other important literacy skills and strategies in their learning process as well?
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