Common Core Aligned. This package includes a a variety of resources to help students develop active reading skills and annotation techniques for informational texts. PPT lecture explains the strategies for active reading and techniques for annotations. Student notes outline each step for annotating texts. Aligned graphic organizer is provided for students to consolidate their annotations. This 4-5 day unit teaches the fundamentals of analyzing informational text with the unique acrostic "R.E.A.D.S"
Recognize (purpose, tone, point of view)
Develop (questions and judgments)
Summarize (the main idea of the text)
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Close Reading Guidelines and Activities Bundle
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Close Reading Resources
This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Teacher Instructions
2. Student Handouts
3. Annotations Notes
4. Graphic Organizers
5. Annotation Book Mark Cut Outs
6. PPT Lecture
This lesson plan/worksheet is part of a larger unit. It can be used as a stand alone, or if you choose to acquire the entire unit, integrated with the other lessons.
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5
1. How does one become an active reader?
2. What is the process of annotating informational texts?
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Identify the elements of active reading
2. Develop a method for annotating texts
3. Effectively annotate informational text
4. Complete Annotations Graphic Organizer
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
Teacher uses PPT lecture to introduce active reading and annotations
Teacher introduces the structure and purpose of annotations graphic organizer
Teacher introduces the annotations bookmarks
Students annotate within text and/or use graphic organizer while reading text
Use annotations and organizers for evaluation of text for writing assessments.