The SIFT Method of Analyzing Literature

If you are an English or Language Arts teacher looking for a way to help students analyze a complex text effectively, then perhaps you should try the SIFT method.  With all this talk of “text complexity” and “grappling with text,” this video offers an example of what this looks like with adolescents.

Check out how Meagan Berkowitz uses this method to help her students compare and contrast two poems.

Click on the photo to see how Berkowitz uses the SIFT method.

Tackling Complex Texts with Success

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