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3.3.1 Finding Central Ideas

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Watch the following video to see how one teacher uses a strategy called "Thinking Notes" to help students engage in close reading, note their observations, and identify the central ideas of a text.

Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close ReadingExternal Link

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Consider a text that you use in your technical subject class and in your Journal below, briefly explain how you would introduce Thinking Notes.


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