Annotations - The Key to Close Reading

In this one-time course, students will learn how to annotate difficult text through a close reading of non-fiction writing.
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Completed by 82 learners

90 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jul 14

Meet once (1 day)
11:30pm - 1am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
2 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

Students will be able to closely read difficult texts by annotating them for understanding.

Students will be able to identify text features while annotating difficult text for understanding.
I have taught annotating and close reading my entire professional career. I am also trained in AVID reading strategies and am trained as an AP Language and Composition teacher. Annotations are strategies that are strongly supported by both programs as being one of the most important skills for students to have to be successful readers.
The Teacher will Provide:
- Notes and Information on Annotating
- Articles for Annotations
- Helpful Documents and Hints

The Students will Need To and Need to Have Available:
- Print out the documents provided
- One highlighter
- Post-It notes (or something similar)
- A pen or pencil

*** Note that not all materials will be used. But they need to be available so that students can choose to use what works best for them.***
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
If your student is someone who needs a different text than the one provided (attached to the course), please let me know and why. This will help me choose text that is appropriate for your learner! This could be because the text is too easy or that there is another topic that they would like to read about etc. Just let me know so that we can personalize our learning!


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading SpecialistHigh School and Middle School English
705 total reviews
418 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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