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Highlights-it Goals for Today:

& Marks-it
1. Learn about Highlights-It

Day 1 and Marks-It strategies

2. Purposes of Highlights-It
and Marks-It strategies

Self-Regulated Strategy

To interact with a text


To have a conversation with the
text
Why do we Uses re-reading of a text to

highlight & mark Purpose of identify main ideas and key


details

while we read? highlights-It! Creates an outline of a text


with main ideas and details
Can be used to study
It can help me remember more
information
I can quickly find my key ideas and

Whats difficult
questions
I can use my marks and notes to
discuss with others
about highlighting
Purpose of Marking and noting slow me down to
really think about what I am learning a text?
Marks-it! I can ask questions about words and
ideas I might not understand while I
am reading.

Whats difficult about highlighting?


Deciding between main
ideas and key details What do you
notice about
Highlighting random this text?
details
Difficulty reducing
highlighting to key
ideas/details
Highlights-it! Good REader Tip!
Good readers are asking themselves:
Does this make sense?
Three steps:
Is this the main idea or random information?
1. Find the main ideas

2. Highlight 2-3 details Good readers highlight main ideas and key details to remind them of
that support each things they want to remember or come back to.
main idea.

3. Marks-It! Make Highlighting makes visible the thinking of good readers as they are
notes and use
reading.
symbols

Mark It!
Marks-It! 1.
2.
Read and mark
Write notes in margins
Good REader reminder!
3. Re-read marks and notes
Three steps: 4. Self-Check:
Mark-It Symbols Do my marks and notes make sense? Good readers are asking themselves:
1. Find the main
ideas
PK: Prior knowledge 5. Pair/Share/Compare Does this make sense?
Q: Question
CL: Clarify (idea or word) Heres what I marked
2. Highlight 2-3 P: Predict I made these marks because Good readers make marks and notes to remind them of things they
details that S: Summarize Questions or comments about marks?
support each I: Imagery Heres what I noted
want to remember or come back to.
main idea. C: Connect (self, text, or I made these notes because
world)
3. Mark It! Make D Detail
(Justify and explain) Marks and notes make visible the thinking of good readers they are
MI Main Idea 6. Discuss: How are We Different/Alike? reading.
notes and use
symbols
*** Key Point 7. Community Share
? Confusing Part
Notes
Goals for Today: What are the
purposes of
Day 2!
1. Identify main ideas highlighting and
2. Highlight main ideas marking texts?
using Highlight-It
strategy

Highlighting example 1
Level ?
Excessive

Cue card
highlighting
Not organized
Few decisions

How would you rate this


example?

3, 2, or 1?
Highlighting example 2 Highlighting example 3
Level ? Level ?
Chose ideas in single Chose ideas in single
sentences sentences
Little reduction Little reduction &
Missing many main ideas includes symbols
Includes main ideas
How would you rate this example?
How would you rate this example?
3, 2, or 1?
3, 2, or 1?

How do I identify main ideas/categories?


Shape:
Mark it strategy
Looks like Reading is an active process 1. Author gives clues to help identify main
category.
Look at images a. Repeated words or statements
Questions
Connect to Are the clouds/sky black? 2. Words like types, parts, topics or
text: imagery
Where is tornado alley? numbers will help you know what is
What are the weather important to know.
conditions for a tornado?

3. There may be several important ideas in one


text.
Connect to self
4. Doesnt provide clues but provides details
What is the main What is the main
idea in this idea in this
picture? picture?

Questions to ask when reading...


Let me model how to highlight the Does this main idea represent the most
Main Ideas in a text! important idea?
Is this main idea supported by several
details?
What main idea label or category best
describes these details?
Together we will highlight the Main Your turn to highlight the Main Ideas
Ideas in a text! in a text!
Use your: Strategy Cue Card Use your: Strategy Cue Card

Goals for Today: What are the


Day 3! purposes of
1. Highlight key highlighting and
details using
familiar text. marking texts?
2. Mark-up a familiar
text.
How do you Give important facts about

identify and What do supporting


the main idea.

Support the main idea

highlight main details do for the Provide bits or pieces of


information that are related

ideas? text? to the main idea.

How do I identify supporting details?


1. Listen or read! Let me model how to identify 2-6 details
2. Ask yourself: that support a Main Idea!
a. Does the idea provide more information about the main idea?

b. Is it an example, fact, or detail that gives supporting information


about the main idea?

3. Distinguish important details from interesting ones!


Lets Practice: Highlight it! And Mark it! Your Turn: Highlight-It and Mark-it
Identifying supporting Use your: Strategy Cue Card Identifying supporting Use your: Strategy Cue Card
details: details:

Ask yourself: Ask yourself:

Does this idea provide Does this idea provide


more information about more information about
the Main Idea? the Main Idea?

Is it an example of a Is it an example of a
fact, or detail that fact, or detail that
gives supporting gives supporting
information about the information about the
Main Idea? Main Idea?

Partner-talk questions: Highlights It! Rubric


Did I highlight main points & key details? Yes Sort of No
What are some main ideas or categories? Did I re-read highlighting? Yes Sort of No

What details did you find related to that category? Did I self-check to make sense? Yes Sort of No

Did I share highlights with partner? Yes Sort of No


Did you notice that identifying a category can help you
Did I discuss comparisons with my partner? Yes Sort of No
create more details or new questions?
Do I feel like I highlighted the important information? Yes Sort of No

Why is identifying Main Ideas a good strategy to use when Understanding Highlight it! Strategy

you read? I understand why we should highlight our text Yes Sort of No

Using Highlight it! Strategy


How can you use these strategies during reading or
I used a highlighter to mark main ideas. Yes Sort of No
writing?
I used a highlighter to mark key ideas I wanted to remember. Yes Sort of No
Did I read section and mark text? Yes Sort of No

Did I write notes (Post it or in margins)? Yes Sort of No

Did I reread marks and notes? Yes Sort of No

Do my marks and notes make sense? Yes Sort of No

Did I share notes and marks with my partner? Yes Sort of No

Mark It and Did we discuss how our marks and notes were alike and
different?
Yes Sort of No

Note It!
Do my marks and notes make visible what I was thinking as I Yes Sort of No
was reading?

Understanding Mark it & Note it! Strategies


Rubric I understand why we should mark our text Yes Sort of No

I understand the symbols I can use to mark my text Yes Sort of No

Using Mark it! Strategy


I used a pen/pencil to mark unclear vocabulary words. Yes Sort of No

I used a pen/pencil to mark key ideas I wanted to remember. Yes Sort of No

I used a pen/pencil to mark QUESTIONS I had about the pencil Yes Sort of No

I used a pen/pencil to mark KEY POINTS in the passage Yes Sort of No

I used symbols to mark my text Yes Sort of No