Teaching Close Reading & Text Annotation Skills

October 20, 2017

Though close reading may seem like a buzz word, it's not a fancy, newfangled strategy. If your students are rereading a text to gain better understand and deeper meaning, they are doing a close reading. This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about teaching close reading and text annotation. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how they define close reading. Teachers also shared how they select the texts they use for close reading and annotation. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
It's nothing fancy. If your students are rereading a text to gain better understand and deeper meaning, they are doing a close reading. This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about teaching close reading and text annotation. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed how they define close reading. Teachers also shared how they select the texts they use for close reading and annotation.

Read through the chat below to find out how to teach your students to annotate a text. You'll get ideas about different annotation methods and symbols.

Hope you'll join us next week for another chat. We'd also love for you to join our 2ndaryELA Facebook group (even if you aren't on Twitter). 2ndaryELA is a group of middle and high school English Language Arts teachers looking to share ideas and best practices. This group is an extension of our Twitter chat and a place for collaboration, questions, and encouragement. Feel free to post teaching ideas, success stories, links, photos, etc. that will enhance our instruction.

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