So I'm interested in literary strategies right now for a couple of reasons. First, I have to present a "Marking the Text" AVID strategy to the rest of the staff because I was roped into it, and because I want students to do some textual analysis of Claim-Evidence-Reasoning write-ups so they can learn how to write their own. I've used the AVID strategy but I feel it's somewhat lacking. I've also used other strategies that were largely just made up by me, but I didn't feel that they were particularly effective. The AVID strategy has students number paragraphs, circle keywords/concepts, and underline claims. The numbering is useful for referencing during discussions. Another thing is what do we do with it afterwards? I still don't have a great grasp on Socratic Seminars, and I'm not sure what else would be good to do... Anyway, I'm looking to beef this up somehow and I'm sure there are a lot of different marking the text strategies out there on this forum. How do you have students work with the text that you've found worked particularly well.