This strategy, from New Visions for Public Schools, a printable worksheet to be used by students while reading, facilitates deeper comprehension, analysis, and connection to a short excerpt or quote that connects to the larger narrative.
Strategies described and illustrated:
- Step-by-step instructions for close-reading
- First read: students annotate for what the text says, focusing on the main idea.
- Second read: students annotate about the meaning, focusing on answering the question “so what?”.
- Third read: students connect the excerpt to the larger historical context or narrative.