Close Reading with a SMILE!

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While on the road, I can’t pass up the opportunity to learn new instructional practices from creative Oklahoma teachers. While in Tahlequah, I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Keys and learn her close reading strategy – the S.M.I.L.E. method. As all teachers are, Kelly was more than happy to be put on the spot and record her explanation of this technique for the benefit of all Oklahoma educators.

Watch Kelly explain the S.M.I.L.E. method and download her notes.

REFLECTION

  1. How would you adjust this strategy for your students?
  2. How would students respond to this technique if used in a small group task versus using it independently?

Win a chance to represent the State of Oklahoma as the first ever Oklahoma Youth Poet Laureate!

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