** Close Reading
With CCSS in place this type of reading has helped my students tremendously because they are forced to read the text "closely" and provide evidence of their answers to questions. A few of my favorite products to use during close reading are:
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Another great strategy that I recently came across is the Rainbow Strategy for Reading Comprehension that Amanda from Teaching Maddeness explained over at the Owl-ways Be Inspired blog. I see it working for my students already so click on the picture below to find out more!