Lesson Plan

Annotate and Discuss

A great lesson for any reading! Your students will annotate and discuswith their peers.
Bobbi G.
Classroom teacher
Santa Fe South High School
Oklahoma City, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Read and annotate a document.
  • Use a variety of tools to participate in class discussion. 


English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 9 – 12
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1 Hook

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Begin class with a bell ringer question that students will discuss in TodaysMeet. Make sure the question has something to do with the reading you will be completing later in the class.

TodaysMeet is great because it allows all students to have a voice. Your quiet students get a chance to contribute, and your talkative students don't take over. 

2 Guided Instruction

Have your students open a document (this can be anything that would work well for your class, a short story, a primary document, etc.) in Adobe Reader. Your students can read and annotate the document. 

If this is your students first time annotating, you will want to work with them for a while until they get used to making the annotations.

3 Independent Practice

When your students finish reading, have them answer questions and discuss the reading with one another on Twitter. Make sure to have a hashtag figured out, so it's easy for your students to find their classmates responses. 

4 Wrap Up

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To end your lesson, play a game of Kahoot with questions about the reading. Kids love to challenge one another, and this is a great way to get kids to remember and review for the next lesson.