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. 

  1. Highlight in GREEN the main idea of each section 
  2. Highlight in YELLOW one supporting detail of each section 
  3. Highlight in BLUE at least 2 words per section that are new vocabulary words to you. Comment on these highlights with a definition of the word in your own words.  

(Embed this instructional video showing students how to annotate the text)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFBzS3w6vNA

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