The importance of annotating a text is crucial for students to gain a deeper understanding. Some problems teachers are facing though is the complaints from students on having to take notes while they read. With this activity, students will use the same tried-and-true strategies when reading such as summarizing, connecting, questioning, but in a new way. Students will enjoy using emojis to mark up a text.
Contains: purpose statement of annotating, goal of annotating, and suggested emojis that have not only a job to complete during reading, but also a statement stem for students.
Directions encourage students to create new emojis (especially as the master this activity)