I went to a PD last month that incorporated session about close reading. Yes, another close reading pd. I found it refreshing when the presenter refrained from calling the process close reading, but called it careful reading especially because there is always the jokester the shoves a book in his face when were are reading “closely.” The “careful reading” phrasing seems a bit more real and applicable to middle school students. I’m sharing some anchor charts that I created for my students to ensure we are practice habits of a careful reader. Hope you find them useful.
I’m also including this years version of the annotations chart and talking about text. They are pretty much the same aside from the color scheme and sketch.