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Reading Strategies: Lift a Line


Lift a Line

Strategy:  Find a line from the text that you are reading with which you connect.  Quote the text and write your thoughts, comments, and reactions that spring to your mind as you re-read that line.  Write fast and filter-free!

Follow these steps:

  • From your reading, what line stuck with you?
  • Re-read that line slowly.
  • Start writing your thoughts.
  • Write Fast and Filter-free.
  • Don't stop!  To extend your writing, use the following:  "In addition..." or "For example..." or This makes me think..."