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Close Reading and Annotation AP English 11 Language and Composition.

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1 Close Reading and Annotation AP English 11 Language and Composition

2 Thinking Notes A way to mark the text as you read to record your initial thoughts. Yesagree Xdisagree +new !WOW ?I wonder ?? dont understand *important

3 Read Aloud Strategies When you read aloud, you need to… Hear the voice of the speaker Discern the tone and rhythm of the piece Understand meanings and sounds of unfamiliar words Mark the text to provide yourself with cues about how to read when you actually read aloud. Pause and think about the structure and meaning of the passage or poem.

4 Close Reading Strategies Questioning Ask questions about what is happening Explore (determine) reasons for what is going on in the story Explain how a character feels Write down what confuses you Determine why the author chose some distinctive words

5 Close Reading Strategies Connecting and Reflecting Describe similarities between what you are reading and what you have experienced Explore the ways this book (piece of reading) makes you feel Describe similarities between what you are reading and what you have heard or read about

6 Close Reading Strategies Predicting What will happen next? How will the piece end? Reviewing Stop at times to review what you have read Summarize

7 Close Reading Strategies Evaluating Form opinions about what you read Develop images and ideas about characters and events Think about how this book compares to others you have read

8 Close Reading Strategies Citing Quotations Cite parts of the work that you think are examples of good writing Comment on your thoughts about each quotation

9 Close Reading Strategies Recognizing Words Use context clues to determine meaning Consult a dictionary

10 Close Reading Strategies Self-Correction Read to make sense Read on Reread

11 Annotating the Text Here are a few ways to annotate a text: Highlight or underline key words or sentences. Bracket important passages Connect related ideas with lines Outline the main ideas in the margin Circle words to be defined Write brief comments and questions in the margins Place an asterisk beside something unusual, special, or important Label important events in the plot at the top of the page or with a post-it note


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