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"Assessment - not grading - is the heart of instruction" (p.103).
". . . we are trying to install some reading habitsand shape a pattern of reading behavior in our students.We want to teach our students to be alert for certain features as they read,to take responsibility themselves for pausing and reflecting when they spot them,to own and ask a few potentially powerful questions at those moments,and to be willing to share and revise their thoughtsin responsible conversations with others" (p. 82).



Part 2 will work just the same as Part 1 in terms of posting. Below you will find directions for how to post. The signposts are also included for easy reference.
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THE SIGNPOSTS

Contrasts and Contradictions

Aha Moments

Tough Questions

Words of the Wiser

Again and Again

Memory Moment



Directions for posting in this section
  1. In the upper right hand corner of this page, click on the button that has two thought bubbles and a number. This will show you all of the postings that are available for you to access.
  2. Click on a posting (highlighted in blue or purple text), read what's been written, and if you want to respond to that one, click the "response" button and type away.
  3. When you are finished, be sure to click the "Post" button underneath so that your response can be added to the discussion.

Directions for creating your own posting
  1. In the upper right hand corner of this page, click on the button that has two thought bubbles and a number. This will show you all of the postings that are available for you to access.
  2. Click on the "New Post" button in the upper left hand corner of the postings page.
  3. In the Subject space, type a heading for your posting.
  4. In the Message space, type your posting.
  5. When you are finished, be sure to click the "Post" button at the bottom to ensure your new discussion is added to the list.
  6. As for the "Monitor Topic" button, I am going to assume that most of you will want to NOT click it. Monitor topic means that you will receive an alert any time someone else posts something in response to your posting. Most people find it annoying to receive these alerts.