Reader's Notes Foldable sheets for annotating any novel, grades 6-12

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Reader's Notes Foldables help students to annotate their reading books! Students simply fold the note sheets over the pages of their books and take notes on methods of characterization, plot, literary devices, or plot/setting/character analysis.

Reader’s Notes Foldables were created with you and your students in mind. Teachers, you will have a wide range of high-interest, meaningful reader’s response notes handy that students can fold right into their books. For students, reader’s notes foldables allow them to take notes directly in their books as they read. Reader’s Notes Foldables are the closest we can get to directly annotating a novel--plus they serve as a bookmark and help students to stay organized with everything they need for their reading homework in one place!

How Reader’s Notes Foldables work: simply fold the note pages over the side of a page either vertically or horizontally (pages are marked so students know where to fold). Students follow the directions provided on the sides of each set of reader’s notes, then fold the directions and provided definitions out of the way. Then, as students read, they can mark literary devices, methods of characterization, or important plot points!

In this pack you will find Reader’s Notes Foldables for:

Methods of Characterization
Literary Devices
Understanding Plot
Mastering standard RL3: Analyzing how elements of a novel interact

Ideas for Implementing Reader’s Notes Foldables:

-Use separately as students study each element of literature.
-Combine two sets of reader’s notes. For example, study characters and literary devices, asking students to find examples of each as they read.
-Use in class scavenger hunt style, asking students to grab any novel and find examples of literary devices, methods of characterization, or plot points.
-Give students a choice of Reader’s Notes Foldables for independent reading. Students choose their foldables and complete that set as their reading response.
-The Understanding Plot foldables can be saved and put together into one big plot line when students finish their novels. Students can build the plot line by gluing their notes to a medium-sized piece of poster paper as they read. Plot lines can be displayed and compared among students

The possibilities for Reader's Notes Foldables are endless. Make reading engaging and active with these print and go pages!

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