Teaching Proper Text Annotations & Evidence

Teaching Proper Text Annotations & Evidence

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will help you learn about the importance of teaching students text annotation strategies to assist them in a variety of ways- from close reading and text analysis to answering questions for assessments. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will be provided with strategies, tools, and resources to support your students in improving their annotation skills to better interact with texts.

3 Months Access / 8 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course emphasizes the significance of teaching students of various grade levels the skill of effective text annotation and explains its importance in helping them interact more deeply with the text. Participants will understand how to guide students in using context clues and text annotation to enhance their comprehension of reading assignments. Furthermore, the course provides insights into how students can employ annotation to answer assessment questions.

By the end of the course, you will have planned for the strategies and skills you will be teaching your students and will be ready to implement the ideas into your classroom using the provided resources, templates, and plans in this course.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14752