Our Annotation Packet focuses on teaching our students how to use Annotation Symbols to improve comprehension, recall information and react to a text. Opportunities for group work, guided practice and independent work are provided. All reading material has been carefully selected from books with varying lexile levels. The selected books were chosen based on what our students are reading in their classrooms. This is meant to be a *growing packet* and as we continue to read literature with our students, we will continue to add text to this packet. In this packet, the therapist has the opportunity to collect baseline data before teaching the lesson. The rubric allows the therapist to score the students annotations. A model of an annotated text has been included. The therapist teaches the students how to use each symbol when annotating. Each symbol is taught individually. Students will have the opportunity to practice annotating by using each symbol at the sentence level and paragraph level. After practicing and multiple trials, student are given the opportunity to annotate a longer passage. Again, a rubric can be used to score the students annotations and collect data for progress monitoring. This strategy can be used on any reading material with varying lexile levels to match your students needs. Students can use the annotating bookmark as a visual reminder to use their symbols.
The *LESSON PLAN* provides guidance as you use this packet with your students. The lesson plan breaks the packet into 18 sessions. Most sessions include an Aim, Mini Lesson, and Method of Instruction (group work, guided practice, and/or independent work). It also includes differentiated learning, goals associated with this packet, Common Core State Standards for NYS, and evidence based research behind the strategies taught in this packet.
This BUNDLE includes several *VISUAL RESOURCES*. These additional resources allow students to transfer and utilize this strategy not only in the therapy room but in the classroom as well. We laminate all of our materials so they can be reused.
**two posters are included: we print our posters on colored paper and hang them in our room
**Put a Ring On It: this is an on-the-go mobile resource that allows students to take and use this strategy anywhere.
**Cube It!: this is a great resource for tactile learners. Add this to a photo cube and watch the kids manipulate the cube as they annotate.
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