Annotating the text is an effective and meaningful skill that engages students in close reading activities. Unfortunately, it's also a hard skill to teach! Over-analyzing the text can take the joy out of reading. That's why I created Clip Marks!
Students love using these ready-made close reading clips to quickly tag pages and annotate text as they are reading. Teachers can assign a Clip Mark symbol or let students choose as they read. During book discussions or language arts time, students can quickly open to the clipped page to elaborate on their connections to the text.
Clip Marks include symbols for:
- A question I have
- Something Important/Claim Evidence
- A meaningful quote
- Wow! Yikes! Awesome!
- Figurative Language
- I like this!
- Text Connections
- An "Aha!" Moment
- Descriptive Language
Kids can easily assemble Clip Marks on their own. Just print, cut, fold and glue onto large paperclips (or popsicle sticks, or...anything else you can think of)!
- Annotation Bookmarks (3 versions)
- Annotation Poster
- 2-sided "Annotation Log" Notebook Page that Correlates with Marked Book Pages