This resource uses the forward of Michael Oher's book, "I Beat the Odds." This annotated page helps you with close reading strategic questions that can help the teacher focus the students' attention on words, phrases, idea, and even punctuation choices.
Teachers are encouraged to use this as a sample to help develop similar close reading articles with annotations. This can also be used to help train educators in the close ready strategy, which is an important part of the Common Core Standards being implemented across the United States.
IMPORTANT: IN ORDER TO VIEW THE ANNOTATIONS, AFTER THE DOWNLOAD INTO MICROSOFT WORD, YOU MUST CLICK THE TAB "REVIEW" -> THEN "SHOW MARKUP." This enables you to print the article with or without the annotations for your students.