TAT2 Task 3, Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Students will utilize a highlighter, identify text features, and annotate in the margin.


Reading passages are attached.


Pre-Instructional Activities: 8:00-8:15

Discuss that last two days of instruction, define what a text feature is, define what fiction is, define non-fiction what non-fiction is. Have students write in their journal what the difference is between fiction and non-fiction. Next, ask students to write about 2 text features that they have not written about yet in their reading journal.


Content Presentation: 8:15-8:45

While in whole group, students will be given a non-fiction reading passage. This passage will be short. The teacher will have students read the passage with them. Next, the teacher will model how to annotate, when to annotate, and why you annotate. Students will be expected to follow along and copy what the teacher writes onto their paper. The teacher should ask a lot of probing questions during this time. The goal here is to get students to really start thinking about why and how we do things to comprehend what we read. We want them to focus on understanding the text. If we are able to make annotations and highlight key items about the text, it will help us comprehend what the text is actually about.


Learner Participation: 8:45-9:45

Students will work with a partner to answer the questions about the passage. Given a non-fiction text, students will demonstrate the use of three strategies to read a non-fiction text by highlighting information, identifying text features, and writing questions in the margin. Students will highlight where they located all of their answers in the text. During this time, it is important that the teacher walk around and listen to conversations. Teachers need to make sure that students are following along properly. Teachers should ask scaffolding questions if need be.


Lesson 3 Assessment: 9:45-10:15

Students will partake in an online quiz from Quizizz. Click on the link or type it into your browser:

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/569fe768061a465e46c826c4/text-features (Griffl, 2017)

Students already know how to access this quiz from their chrome book. Students will wear headphones during this time to minimize distractions. Students have the full time to take this quiz. This quiz is game based, so students are apt to take their entire time.


Follow-Through Activities: 10:15-10:30

Students that finish early will log into iReady reading and work on skills that are on their level. The iReady program sets up what students need to work on.


Materials for Lesson 3:

Reading Journal



Non-Fiction reading passage


Physical Materials For Lesson 3:



Chrome Book

iReady log in

Quizizz test (online- APA Format is the APA section) and login