5PA student recently began reading a portion of an essay by astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, entitled "The Cosmic Perspective". This rigorous and complex text contained a number of rich and important ideas that challenges us as readers. Students used a concept map that provided an opportunity to peel the layers of the text to uncover and reveal central meanings. Students worked in teams to peel a a particular number of lines from the text. Teams will share their observations and analysis in class this week.