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Students will engage in reading comprehension in the imperfect tense with two short paragraphs about children. As they read, they will annotate by Identifying and underlining imperfect verbs and circling childhood vocabulary. Finally, they check comprehension of the reading by answering follow-up
7th - 12th
Annotating the text is an effective and meaningful skill that engages students in close reading activities. Unfortunately, it's also a hard skill to teach! Over-analyzing the text can take the joy out of reading. That's why I created Clip Marks! Students love using these ready-made close reading cli
This is a detailed annotation for working through The Prologue to Romeo and Juliet. I usually work through this with the students to give them a great understanding of the opening of the play and to set the stage for all the acts.This is part of a larger unit, which includes 6 Return-to-the-Text Rea
Want something that automatically engages your students during reading time? Then this annotation choice board is for you! The choice board gives your students a choice of 25 annotations that require them to think critically and talk about what they read. Students will select 12 annotations to compl
This document provides students with a four step process for annotating their text. It includes previewing the text, using symbols to annotate, adding comments/questions, and finding a summarizing statement. The process is an easy way to give students the framework to attack any text - from poems t
Reading Text Codes {An Annotation Guide}This Text Code Annotation Guide goes hand in hand with any article or text. Text coding, or annotating a text, is a great way to help students make their thinking while reading visible! My students often reflect how when they annotate while reading, it helps f
This is a four page packet that provides students with a 4 week reading calendar (one you can edit based on your schedule and pacing) as well as an annotation focus and 4-5 review questions for each of the four parts of the novel. I essentially took various resources I've made over the last 2 years
This product includes:complete text of the short story "Thank you, maam" written by Langston Hughes, presented in a student friendly and EL friendly format.Worksheet for tracking main characters evolution across the story archWorksheet for defining figurative meaning from the context of the storyWor
3rd - 10th, Not Grade Specific
This activity uses Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address and includes pre-reading instructions which guides students to look for specific things that prepares them for analysis of a text. Students learn to annotate and think critically as they read. The questions after the text are analysis-driv
This bundle includes a detailed reading annotation guideline with specific instructions and questions for each series of chapters. The powerpoint was used after each assigned reading and was used to guide our class discussions. There are 66 slides! I have also included a Huck Finn mid-test that g
Virtual Learning/E-Learning Friendly Adaptation - "Harrison Bergeron" Close Read/Annotation: This short story activity is Common Core aligned and places heavy emphasis on close reading strategies, annotating the text, bolstering vocabulary skills, identifying specific literary elements (irony, confl
?GUIDES students in close-reading and annotating texts?I use this template with texts from ?NewsELA, Readworks, Commonlit, etc.? Just copy/paste the text where it says "Paste Text Here"Students make their annotations in the text and more detailed notes in the marginThere is an annotation key at the
Print and go! Great for close reading! 10 passages with answer keys included. Each close reading passage includes notes/annotation to provide deeper insight into Arthur Miller's classic drama. By leaving a review for paid products, you can earn TPT credit toward future purchases! If purchased, plea
Do you want to scaffold your students' independent analysis skills, but don't know where to begin? Are you hoping to provide your students with voice and choice while still providing them with the structure they need to make deep connections about the text?These activities put the onus of analysis o
This study guide forces the students to close read the short story, "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. While reading the students must highlight and annotate certain aspects of the text. Upon highlighting this information, they must answer questions about that information. There are critical think
All documents can be utilized in class or digitally - PDF versions for digital delivery. This comprehensive bundle contains all you need to set an "Annotation Tone" in your classroom. It is suitable for long and short fiction and nonfiction texts. Elevate your students' reading engagement and master
In this set of ten editable mini lessons students annotate short texts in tutorials that provide notes and differentiated drill / practice. Students hunt for anything (aaanything...!) they can find in each of the ten short texts included in this resource.  (See video peek here.)  This set recaps so
This exercise uses J.K. Rowling's Harvard Address to teach students to read a text closely, looking for specific aspects that prepares them for analysis. I also use this exercise to teach students to annotate as they read. Specific instructions on what to look for and how to annotate are given befor
Virtual Learning/E-Learning Friendly Adaptation - "The Most Dangerous Game" Close Read/Annotation: This short story activity is Common Core aligned and places heavy emphasis on close reading strategies, annotating the text, bolstering vocabulary skills, identifying specific literary elements (charac
Use these nine posters to guide students of all ages through a systematic annotation plan for close reading. Use these posters as direct instruction on the projector or as a easy reference bulletin board while students read independently. The PLAN forces students to engage in the text multiple t
Set of three close reading annotation bookmarks. Use as black and white or have students color these. Laminate and attach the to student desks, binders, etc.
1st - 8th, Not Grade Specific
This product includes:Complete text re-telling the story of The Monkey King - presented in a student friendly and EL friendly format. Text is colorful PDF format. Worksheet for documenting characters throughout the storyWorksheet for identifying parts of the plot throughout the storyThe student tex
Close Reading Bookmarks Fiction Annotation Tips (Notice & Note)These close reading bookmarks follow the “notice and note” method of close reading for fiction. There are three bookmarks on one page, and there is a thick line separating them to allow for even cutting. When laminated, these bookmar
Looking for a way to teach the Reading Informational Text Standards? This close reading article about school safety 20 years after the Columbine shootings is a great article for students. There are directions, room to annotate, during reading questions, and after reading questions - all aligned to

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