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Reading Comprehension

    Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing

    Strategies to Teach Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA)

    Text Dependent Analysis

    Many states have adopted a TDA (Text Dependent Analysis) style assessment for the writing component of their state test.  This type of writing style requires students to read a text or passage and use actual text to support their answers, citing specific evidence directly from the text.  Text-dependent analysis writing instructs students to provide specific evidence from the passages they read, while demonstrating the ability to interpret the meaning behind the evidence they provide.  How do you teach this kind…

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  • Reading

    7 Ways to Teach Cause and Effect

    Are you looking for ways to teach cause and effect? I love to think outside the box and find ways to teach reading skills in a variety of ways to meet…

  • Reading

    How to Teach Text Evidence

    Are your students having trouble finding answers and citing evidence in their reading? This STEP-BY-STEP process scaffolds through reading strategies to help your students be successful! Students will learn the acronyms for…