Annotation Academy- Materials for Secondary English Back to School

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Johnston's ELA Gems
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Johnston's ELA Gems


This all-you-need product is a great way to start teaching your students to annotate. This product includes

- notes on annotation

- notes on the APE short answer strategy

- excerpts from 9 famous short stories

1. "Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

2. "The Crystal Egg"

3. "Robbie"- from I, Robot

4. "The Most Dangerous Game"

5. "The Monkey's Paw"

6. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

7. "The Little Mermaid"

8. "The Fall of the House of Usher"

9. "To Build of Fire"

- 2 Shakespeare excerpts

1. The prince's decree from Romeo and Juliet

2. Act V scene i from Macbeth- "Out damned spot!"

- 2 poems

1. "Invictus"

2. "Success"

Each has text-based questions and annotation directions. There are also two visualization (drawing) exercises that students must complete after annotating.

All excerpts, poems, and drama are included as they are in the public domain.

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