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Systems of Strategic Actions

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This indispensable instructional tool reveals the many simultaneous, coordinated thinking activities that go on in a reader’s head. There are three ways of thinking about a text while reading.

Thinking within the text involves efficiently and effectively understanding what’s on the page, the author’s literal message. Thinking beyond the text requires making inferences and putting text ideas together in different ways to construct the text’s meaning. In thinking about the text, readers analyze and critique the author’s craft. Reading is thinking and a student’s talk about what they’ve read is evidence of that thinking – take a look.