Marking a Text is a deep reading strategy that helps students identify, circle and underline essential information in a text like key terms and claims. Marking a Text requires students to read carefully as they evaluate the importance of ideas in a text. When students read with purpose, their comprehension and retention of essential ideas increases.

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Step-By-Step Process

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Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Discuss Arguments
Discuss Informational
T-Chart Organizer
Spanish Guide
Spanish Rubric
Spanish T-Chart
Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

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Marking in all Subjects

Student samples

Sample T-Chart

Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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