Close reading a text is an essential skill to teach, especially in a high school English class following a Common Core aligned curriculum. My annotation strategy teaches students to record the gist of each paragraph or chunk of text on the right and talk back to the text using symbols on the left. For the gist, students first must determine the type of noun the chunk of text is about. They then decide what is being said about the noun.
This mini bundle includes the following:
- The General Annotation Strategy/Handout (shows students how to write the Gist on the right and Talk Back to the Text using Symbols on the left)
- An Annotation Strategy/Handout for close reading articles in preparation for writing an Argumentative Essay (shows students how to write the Gist on the right and record the Pros and Cons on the left)
- A Graphic Organizer for Tracking Pros and Cons while reading multiple texts related to an argumentative essay prompt/topic
- A full-color jpeg of a PPT slide to model annotating for the gist
- A full-color jpeg of a PPT slide to model annotating for symbols
- Teaching the Annotation Strategy PPT slides copied into a Word doc.
- Checks for Understanding Questions built into the slides
(6 total pages - editable in Microsoft Word...except for the jpegs)
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