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Monday, March 31, 2014

Deep Reading

Our new students are having trouble with Deep Reading techniques. It takes a long while to train them to these thinking skills. Meanwhile, the children have to stay engaged even though the homework is extremely challenging. We were thrilled to see them having fun using their brains to do tasks that would daunt even their parents.

If you understand the comprehension passage deeply, you can visualise what is going on. To test that, we got the children to DRAW their understanding. They were at first amused. Next, they were enthusiastic. Then, they felt proud. It is no walk in the park. If it were easy, they would not have to come to class. What I asked of them was challenging indeed, but if they work at it, they are able to give quality that impresses even me.

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