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Literacy in the Subject Areas

Apprenticing for Reading Engagement

Too many people think close reading means tedious reading. For students in one teacher’s history classes, close reading meant reading like a historian—and it was fun! In this brief article, Gayle Cribb brings readers inside her classroom, where students investigate primary texts about industrialization, and especially the meaning of one word: stint.

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Gayle Cribb
ASCD, ASCD Express, December, 2012

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“I wanted my high school students to experience the exhilaration of historical thinking, but they were very limited in their ability to dig into the reading. “

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