Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

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Lonnie Harp

  • Reading Priority Gets Results

    For groups of fifth graders arriving for a reading lesson with teacher Nikki Adams, the morning’s challenge is spotting examples of how an author shows cause and effect or uses comparisons and contrasts to inform readers. In an article titled “Why are the Oceans Salty?,” they spot phrases like “As a result…” and “To explain…” to understand the text structures and strengthen their skills as readers. They also have to tap other skills, like making sense of an unfamiliar word.