Included in this activity is a slide show to introduce students to the concept of close reading and to explain how to annotate literature. The first few slides get the students' attention and the entire show is short and to the point so that students don't get bored. Use the script (included) to guide you through the presentation.
I've also included a student handout which can be used as a reference when students are working on annotations as well as pointers and suggestions based on my own use of the materials.
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