*Updated on 3/30 - I added a annotation symbol for vocabulary/unknown words
These book marks are a perfect tool to use during small group, whole group, or to allow students to have use independently as a tool while they annotate during close readings. They are simple symbols that are easy to remember and that the students can easily fit into the margin to note their thinking as they read.
Bookmarks include 5 different colors to choose from - perhaps a different color could be given to each of your small groups.
The symbols for students to use for noting as they read are:
star: this is important
check mark: I understand
question mark: I have a question, I wonder
exclamation mark: I'm surprised by this!
heart: my favorite part/most interesting fact
C: connection, this reminds me of
I hope this tool helps your kiddos to master close reading!