This makes the Concern Form look like child's play. If you know the concern form, it's a one-page printable worksheet that helps students analyze a text. Total Textual Analysis just takes it twice as far.
The questions are based on what an ACT reading test might ask of students, but it's more than just test prep.
Students can use this one-pager with fiction or non-fiction, persuasive or informative. What you get is a constant form that asks the same questions with the same language over all classes and years, assuming you adopt it in your department. But don't adopt just what I have here: add a couple of ideas, combine something, or take something away. Make it your own for your district. Or leave it as is and see students read the text for ACT/CCR Common Core-relevant elements using reading skills rather than recall.
This works well in any class, but it's especially useful in English and Social Studies classrooms.
If you are homeschooling, grab a newspaper article a day and one of these. Maybe some opinion pieces. You'll see the understanding almost immediately.
I'd recommend filling one of these out once a week or so, sometimes alone and sometimes in groups, at least for the first year of implementation.
If your staff tends to blow off inservices, use one of these on them. If your college students are clueless, blast them into the know with Total Textual Analysis.
Google Docs link for classes taught online. Just have them make copies and save to their drives. Great for group work, solo work, homework, or assessments.