This handy book mark reminds students HOW to annotate and WHERE to focus annotations in George Orwell's novel, 1984, in order to practice critical and close reading.
Plus, you can customize it how you want! You will get three pages (landscape) with three book marks on each page. If you choose to have writing on only one side of the book mark, there is a page of three different black, gray, and red graphic designs that can be the front of the book mark. Then you can choose what you want on the back. One option is an annotation guide that lists 10 different things students can annotate for, including "big ideas" specific to 1984 and 9 general annotation suggestions (i.e. important words/phrases, places that are ambiguous or confuse the student, vivid and figurative language, etc.). The other option is a list of sections of the book that students should focus on to annotate, rather than trying to annotate the whole book.
When I use this book mark in my classes, I print them without the graphic front and with writing on both sides since I want them to have all the information. The beauty is that you can do what works best for you!
I have not listed the CCSS covered because, if students try to do all of the different annotation suggests at least once, all of the Reading Literature 11-12 grade strand standards would be addressed.