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History/Social Studies

Identifying Reading Strategies

Identifying Reading Strategies


Identifying Reading Strategies

In this activity, annotate a primary source using three historical reading strategies: sourcing, contextualizing, and close reading.

This interactive activity is one of 10 featured in Reading and Writing in the Disciplines. It focuses on annotation as a strategy for doing a close reading of a historical text. To learn more about close reading and explore another interactive activity about it, go to Close Reading in Unit 3. To see how strategies for close reading are used within other disciplines, explore Close Reading Strategies in English Unit 6 and 3 Read Strategy in Mathematics Unit 6.

To check out other activities in this course, go to the Browse All Media page and filter results for Media Type: Interactive.