Annotating text, or jotting, is a strategy used during close reading. This strategy teaches students to dig deeper into text and to make meaning. This resource has various resources to encourage students to begin annotating text.
This resource includes various tools to use for annotating text. You can choose between using symbols for annotating or color coding. Also included are sentence frames for students to explain their jots/annotation marks.
You will find:
♥ annotation mark desk plates
♥ anchor chart pieces
♥ explain your thinking printable
All of these components include two choices: symbols and highlighting colors.