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Strategies that we’ve been developing as we go for reading Page A1

  • Historicizing: when has this happened before? How is this instance the same or different as previous instances?
  • Personalizing: how does this affect me, my family, my community?
  • Our roles: do we have a role in this story as citizens, taxpayers, community members, students, teachers?
  • Empathy exams: do we care? do we understand? How do we know that we understand? 
  • Self-education & inquiry: what do we really know about what’s going on in the world? What issues does the story raise for you? What questions does it raise for you?
  • Page A1 is like a Table of Contents for the world: according to the NYT editors, this happened yesterday.
  • Rhetoric & typography: why did they choose the stories that they did for A1? How are they arranged and organized? What goes above the fold? What goes in the upper right-hand corner? How are the text and images arranged?