Teaching students to annotate has never been easier. With this resource, they are provided with a step-by-step guide that walks them through what to do. The resource explicitly tells students what to look for when reading a new or unfamiliar text, how to "mark up" the text, and generally how to have a "conversation" with the text. Your students will find it easy to closely examine the diction, syntax, and content of an author's writing. You are provided with student/teacher directions, a template, two different options for student self-assessment, and a rubric. Enjoy!