Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate. Never heard this word before until last year. "close read." Soon, we (HS History teachers) will be closely reading the past. Guess what, we have always done that...always; But we called it historical research and analysis. Ugh!!!!!!!
Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.