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Close Reading and Annotation – What Do They REALLY Mean?

close readginThere has been a great deal of buzz around the phrases “close reading” and “annotation” since the Common Core State Standards were introduced a few years ago.  However, these terms have become ambiguous over time, and people really aren’t sure exactly what they really mean in terms of classroom practice.  Help, however, is on the way.  The resources below on Close Reading and purposeful annotation are really helpful in understanding exactly what scholars and practitioners mean when they use these terms.  This video is also very helpful!

Happy Close Reading!

Great Article on Close Reading and Purposeful Annotation
Close Reading and the Common Core

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About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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