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Bailey’s Meta-Textual Markers -Dr. Bailey has re-purposed highlighters and provides educators and students with a structured routine to analyze complex text and make pencil annotations.  Bailey has identified specific roles for five neon-colored highlighters, with their tasks imprinted on each that correspond to the elements of text complexity highlighted on the CLOSE Reading Strategy placemat.  The colors and tasks/targets are as follows; yellow-vocabulary, orange- key details, green- text features, pink- text organization and blue-author’s craft.  When conducting a close read of text, teachers and students use these meta-textual markers to identify and highlight attributes of complex text.  This tool provides an excellent strategy for building capacity in students to conduct a close read of and cite evidence from text. (Grades 2-college and career) and adults

Bailey’s Meta-Textual Markers

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