Some Good Stuff in Here
I've been pleasantly surprised so far reading Reality Checks. It's pretty easy to read, very specific and easy to understand, if not a little redundant. I'm a big fan of using real examples of classroom lessons to illustrate the concept. I'm planning on using the RAN instead of a standard KWL next year. The retelling chapter had good ideas in it too. My favorite chapter was the one on inference. I loved the conclusions that the kids came up with and the "Fact/This Makes Me Think/Why I Think This" worksheet in the appendix.