As close reading and annotating text becomes more and more popular, teachers struggle to make sense of it. Literacy coaches look for ways to gauge how their departments fair in the skill of annotating text. Whether you are a teacher or a literacy coach, this chart allows you to drill down specific sub-skills involved in annotating text. This document is meant to be used after a baseline probe has been administered. The baseline is simple. Offer students a piece of grade level text or complex text (fiction, nonfiction or both) and the prompt you should offer is: "Here is a highlighter. Using either your pen or highlighter or both, I want you to show me what good readers do when they read text, if they are able to write on the text." Assess the students where they are, determine flexible groups, and begin teaching from the drill down data analysis. If you have any questions, please ask.