Let’s take a look at our Close Read Symbols Anchor Chart.
Close Reading means to read text carefully and purposely in order to gain deep comprehension of the text.
The symbols are specific to what the reader is thinking at the moment while reading.
For example, a reader may be unclear about something, may come across an unknown word, or may come across something that he/she hopes to discuss with the class at a later time. These would be marked on the text accordingly.
This requires multiple readings of the text, especially when the text is challenging.