Thursday, September 12, 2013

Annotation and Close Reading


I love this poster!  Reading with a pencil is a great way to look at annotating!  Thinking out loud on paper is another way to look at it.  Our students need to THINK and write down their thoughts!
So, what do you look for when annotating?  I compiled a list of ideas from several sources. 

Here is a (Read Write Think) great lesson on annotating.  Just adapt to you grade level! 

Here is an article that explains annotation!

I could not find the credits for the poster!  Let me know if you find it!

Photos are great to "read" with a pencil!  Creating captions from your ideas is fun!

This is a great book by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst!


  1. When I think close reading, I think of Kyleen Beers and Robert Probst and their new book. I also read Timothy Shanahan's blog. Thank you for these ideas and the cute poster!!
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. I want to read their new book! So glad you liked the poster!

  2. I hate to even admit this, but here in Idaho, no one has ever talked to me about close reading. Are we behind the times?
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. I hope not! We talk about it in relation to CCSS. See this: