chapter  Chapter 2
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Help Scaffold Focus While Reading with Specific Strategies

WithLori G. Wilfong

I scanned the seated juniors in front of me. Headphones in ears, hands propping up heads, article in front of them. The teacher at the front of the room called out, “You have ten minutes left; make sure you answer the questions at the end of the article.” Every student stopped whatever they were doing, flipped to the end of the article and began working on the questions. The teacher walked back to where I was sitting. “I think the questions just became more important than the actual reading,” he said, shrugging his shoulders. “How can I get them to really dig into the text?”