Thank you so much for your thoughtful response. I will be considering everything you’ve said and will come back to it throughout my prep.
I think the idea of reading with empathy is very insightful and important.
I also very much like the idea of articulating my understanding in simple terms, I am really starting to realize how important that is. I think that getting to a truly high score will require something akin to “looking under the hood.” Breaking down a question to see why the test writer chose each particular word and why they presented the information in the order that they did.
Thanks again. Your deep level of thinking and commitment to helping your students is truly appreciated and certainly a cause of your success.