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Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core This is basically what I try to teach my students every year in a nutshell.

Teach your middle and high school students all about annotating a text with this CCSS aligned annotation lesson for informational text.

The Middle School Mouth: Textmapping... fabulous idea for those people that teach classes that actually use their textbook!

The Middle School Mouth: Textmapping

Annotate anchor chart

6CScribes - Annotating Text

{Free} Sticky Note Bookmark to use with students.

Upper Elementary Fun!: It's Already 2014?!?!

Close reading definition for students. Important especially with the greater emphasis on close reading in the CCSS.

Close Reading- anchor chart for introduction to the unit.

wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

Great article about close reading from Instructor magazine online

Common Core: Close Reading |

Wondering about Close Reading? This detailed post is such a great resource...and there is a freebie too!

Planning Close Reading | Minds in Bloom

One Sassy Teacher: Close Read Steps and a FREEBIE!

One Sassy Teacher: Close Read Steps and a FREEBIE!

Close Reading...a fun little post and a close reading freebie!

Understanding Close Reading - Teacher Infographic #weareteachers

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Close reading annotations

Close reading annotations

These four free Close Reading Posters by The Teacher Next Door can be displayed in your classroom to help you teach this important Common Core strategy. All of these posters as well as an entire packet of close reading resources can be found in my Close Reading Using Informational Text Unit: www.teacherspayte...

Close Reading: Four Posters by the Teacher Next Door

Dr. Fisher's Definition- close reading

11 Tricks for Teaching Close Reading - Click to Read the Full Article

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