Texthelp Study Skills: Highlighting Tools
Years ago I took a workshop called Step up to Writing. Those techniques was that students had to highlight the printed text with 3 colors: pink, yellow, and green. The problem was when the student erroneously highlight a section of the text the wrong color. There was no good way of changing it. Solution to this in 21st century learning, use this awesome highlighting too for online texts.
Add the Chrome extension called Texthelp Study Skills: Highlighting Tools. This tool gives you 4 color options: yellow, blue, green, and pink. It allows you to gather each color together into one document.
Potential for learning:
- Give students an article or reading. Have them highlight words they don’t understand.
- Highlight parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc.
- For a story, highlight the main idea, morale, climax, setting, conflict, plot.
- Once the text is highlighted collect it into one document and discuss it as a class.
- Peer editing.