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The Textmapping Project
A resource for teachers improving reading comprehension skills instruction
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University of North Carolina School of Education: lesson plan
State of Michigan: MiCLASS training program for middle school teachers
Syracuse University: Tutoring and Study Center
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Scrolls and Textmapping are most effective when used by individuals or small groups because these are the settings that best support hands-on learning.
That said, there are situations in which it makes more sense to work together as a class on a single scroll. For example, it makes sense to introduce Textmapping to your students by taping a scroll to the blackboard. This allows you to quickly preview the text - to discuss both the overall scroll and selected features.
The scroll and blackboard together form an extended, unified marking area. There are a number of advantages to using scrolls on the blackboard.
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