iPad Close Reading Task Cards: Digitally annotate, highlight & find evidence.

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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24 pages
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Everything your students need to practice close reading strategies all year on the iPad® mobile digital device using the free iPad app Apple Notes that is installed on all iPads. 28 included Task cards work with any book or teacher-provided reading passage. Use with test prep passages, guided reading books, articles from the web and more. Students will use the included directions and task cards to mark up a picture of text or annotate on a PDF right in the Notes app.

***Recently updated & revamped in 2019***

Motivate students to read closely, reread, and show their thinking. Included visual direction sheets guide students to use the app to draw, highlight, and add digital text. Great practice for some of the tasks on digital standardized tests.

Packet includes everything your students need to use the app independently:

★ 28 task cards directing students to do more general rereading strategies:

-circle unknown words

-underline key phrases

-indicate funny, surprising, important, confusing and favorite parts

-highlight significant quotes

-highlight dialogue

-note text/graphic features

-number paragraphs

-make connections

-identify emotions


-identify the turning point




-main idea

-drawing conclusions

-point of view

-author's purpose



-character traits

★2 options for acquiring text to annotate in the app and a step-by-step visual direction sheet for each. Choose the way that makes the most sense for your classroom and students. Teacher information pages explain how each option works and what is involved.

★ Rubric for assessing completed work.

★ Center sign with overview

★ Low-ink version included


Since my products all utilize free web and app resources, there may be rare times that the technology does not work as planned, which may be out of my control. Please be sure to message me in the Q&A section so I can assist you before leaving feedback. I use all of the apps that I base my packets on frequently and will update products as the apps themselves update.


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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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