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Close Reading Lesson: Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya

Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text to make interpretations and develop a deep understanding of the passage. Often the reader uses a short text and rereads the passage several times focusing on a different literary element with each read... Continue Reading

July 21, 2014

Welcome to the Core Literacy Blog

Welcome to my blog! I'm Erin Lynch, and I have been teaching for the past 15 years. These last 7 years, I have been the literacy specialist in my school with a focus on grades 3-5. Previously, I was a classroom teacher in grades 1-4, and had the opportunity to loop my first grade students into second grade. These students were my flower girls and boys when I got married, so being able to spend an extra year with them was a wonderful experience both personally and academically. Currently, I also serve as my school's learning facilitator.

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