Copy and paste the following instructions into a sticky note at the top of your lesson. 

Students: Use the highlighter tool to do the following in each paragraph. 

Highlight in GREEN the main idea of each section 

Highlight in YELLOW one supporting detail of each section 

Highlight in BLUE at least three things you have a question about or want to know more about.  Add a comment with your question.  

(Embed this instructional video showing students how to annotate the text)

Text-Dependent Questions

Summarize the above paragraph/section/text

Identify the main idea of the paragraph/section/text

List at least 2 supporting details of the paragraph/section/text

Explain how you know the purpose of the paragraph/section/text as to inform, persuade, entertain

Predict, based on what you’ve read and seen so far, what the next paragraph/section/text is about

Paraphrase the previous sentence

Write one question that you’ve thought of based on the previous paragraph/section/text

Find one vocabulary word and write a sentence about the content of the text using the word

Skim  the text. What is your purpose for reading?

What is a key word in the above paragraph/section/text?

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