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Greetings!

Our high school language arts teachers spend a lot of time teaching students "close reading."  Basically: how to effectively read and annotate texts, highlight important passages, summarize, etc..  More info on the subject can be found at http://iteachicoachiblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/five-simple-close-reading-strategies.html

There are several good iPad apps which facilitate this and/or which allow users to mark up .pdfs and other texts.  But are there good resources for those using computers for their work?  Whether it's a Website or program, we're looking for something which allows students to practice their close reading skills or, even better, something which allows students working from a (Mac) laptop to easily markup digital texts.  

I found Skim for Mac (http://download.cnet.com/Skim/3000-2054_4-161182.html) when I Yahoogled this topic, but have no classroom experience with it.

Thanks!

DB

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Drew Blanchard, MAT
Technology Integration Specialist
Winooski City Schools
70 Normand Street
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 383-6073

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