How to Annotate a Text Slides Presentation

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Formats Included
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25 pages
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Learning how to annotate a text is an incredibly useful tool for ELA students to have! Whether for their social studies reading, test prep, or college-readiness, annotating skills will help students engage and comprehend texts on a much deeper level than reading alone!

This Slides Presentation teaches students both the WHY and the HOW of annotating texts! Students will learn step-by-step how to annotate a text and see multiple examples!

As a Bonus, I've also included Student Bookmarks that can be used as a quick-reference for students as they annotate any text! I've included a full-color version and a grayscale version.

What's Included?

  • 20+ Instructional Slides Teaching Students How to Annotate
  • Full-Color Student Bookmark on How to Annotate
  • Grayscale Student Bookmark on How to Annotate
  • Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Links to Additional Informational Text Resources

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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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