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One of my 9th grade struggling readers was frustrated when she would start reading and then her mind would wander and she couldn't discuss what she had read. This was a constant problem for texts she was assigned (rather than fictional reading she chose). I helped her use thinking symbols and annotations while reading to help her track her reactions and confusions. Not only did this help her "chunk" her text, but it helped her think about what she was reading in order to react to the content and consider its ideas. This helped her become more focused and provided a purpose when reading.
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