Reading: Literacy Workshop
Independent Work: Close-Reading and Note-taking (updated 1-2019)
Information literacy topics covered
- Taking Notes
Discuss objective: To conduct a close-reading of research articles and identify main ideas and key vocabulary, and paraphrase facts and opinions.
1. Practice “Close-reading” articles
- Work with teacher to carry out close-reading of sample article
2. Follow the instructions in the paper form “Step 4 -- Close-reading and Note-taking” to:
- Determine if your article is mostly explaining facts (reporting) or opinion (editorial).
- Write the name of the article.
- Read the article through once for understanding.
- Write the “gist” of the article (a sentence that explains what the article is about) 1-2 sentences
- Re-read, and put a bracket around each main idea in the article.
- Write the main idea next to each bracket in the article.
- Identify and define key vocabulary.
- Identify and record facts from the article, in your own words.
- Identify and record opinions from the article, in your own words.