If you are new to close reading be sure to go back and read my previous post – Close Reading in Science.
In my previous post I mentioned the different steps that I teach my students for close reading. Close reading could also be called annotation, but in essence you are reading more than one time and taking notes around your article. It is very interactive.
Sometimes it is hard for my students to remember all the steps or simply what step they are on. So, I created some annotation task cards.
Currently I have printed out 12 sets on card stock and laminated. I also put them on a book ring. With that number I have enough for one set per pair. Students then have a quick reference for close reading and I also know what step they are on as I cruise around the room.
It is simple to make the task cards and the steps are on my previous post. However, if you would like mine, you can find them by clicking the image below and going to my TpT store.
Thanks for visiting. How do you use annotation or close reading with your students? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below!