Text Segment Planner
As teachers read and analyze the text, they consider the approaches to reading, LIPS domains, and questions they have identified to frame the study of the text. They annotate the text, identifying key passages that relate to this instructional frame and that may be used for close reading exercises with students. Teachers use the Text Segment Planner to divide the text into manageable segments that match their instructional calendar and their students’ reading abilities. For each text segment, they make notes about the major content, themes, and/or plot developments encountered, and key passages to be read closely. Teachers may code those passages for their relationship to the approaches and/or questions that frame the study of the text. As they identify challenging or important vocabulary to be addressed before or during reading, they list the words on the planner.