Interpret the Text Through a Key Phrase

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What is one way to deduce what the author really wants readers to take away from a text? A key phrase or quote! Challenge your learners to find the most important quote in order to sum up the story in just a few words. First, have them list the key events. Next, ask class members to look for the quote and then reflect on their findings. The video models how to complete this process with chapter two of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Check out the supplementary materials for more activities, texts, and tips. The voice of the narrator might be distracting for some learners.

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