Writing in the Margins is a cognitive reading strategy that makes transparent six ways competent readers process and react to ideas in texts. The work that readers do in the margins depends on what the text says and what the text does. Mostly used as a reading comprehension strategy, Writing in the Margins will teach students how to think about and clarify ideas in the texts they read.

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