What Close Readers Do

Interaction with the Text Is the Key To Success!

When close readers read, they leave tracks of what they have read.

Annotate in the Margins, Find Complex Vocabulary, Underline, Highlight, and Draw Arrows to Label Thinking


Close Readers Develop Ideas and Leave Patches of Thinkning

Theme, Symbolism, Lessons Learned,Gist, Important Lines, Quotes, Connections Made, Author's Message


Develop Ideas About Characters and Their Relationships

Look Closely at Characters: Thought, Feelings, and Interactions With Others

Use Thinking Stems to Talk About the Text

This makes me think that in life.....

This is important because....

This makes me realize.....