Culture of Literacy Chronicle
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November 19, 2014
Annotation: active reading for making meaning
Marking the Text
One common form of annotating used by the AVID program in schools throughout the country is called, "Marking the Text". This is a common strategy that helps students slow down their reading and read with a purpose. In addition to the description provided in the hyper-link, check out the 4 minute video below.
C.U.B.E.D: How math students are active readers with math text.
Which method to use
To ensure our students are ready for High School, and then college and career ready, we must teach them critical reading strategies in order for them to independently attack a text. They must learn how to own a text, rather than letting the text own them. Using these methods is a much different experience than skimming through a text one time with a highlighter in hand.