Students learn about the purposes and techniques of annotation by examining text closely and critically. They study sample annotations and identify the purposes annotation can serve.
- give definitions to difficult and unfamiliar words.
- gives background information, especially explaining customers, traditions, and ways of living that may be unfamiliar to the reader.
- summarizes paragraphs in 9 words or less.
- make connections to other texts.
- point out the use of literary techniques and how they add meaning to the text.
Techniques for Annotations:
- Only markup materials that belong to you
- Read with a pencil in your hand
- Be consistent with your symbols
- Always try to include notes - in the margins of the ENTIRE text - along with your symbols
- Go back and answer questions and define unknown words
This detailed Central Idea lesson includes:
- Annotation Explanation & Directions
- Practice Annotation Example
- 3 Practices with corresponding questions
- KEYS - 3 Practices with corresponding questions