Writing in the Margins
Writing in the Margins is a cognitive reading strategy that makes transparent six ways competent readers process and react to ideas in texts. The work that readers do in the margins depends on what the text says and what the text does. Mostly used as a reading comprehension strategy, Writing in the Margins will teach students how to think about and clarify ideas in the texts they read.
Where is this in the Reading Process: Step 3
Explicitly Teach: Explain. Connect. Model. Practice.
Cycle of Independence: I do. We do. They do. You do.
Origin: Ideas for thinking in the margins stemmed from reciprocal teaching, Palincsar and Brown (1984).
Writing in the Margins Step-By-Step Process
Practice skills in all subjects
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.