Do you need a new text annotating and reading comprehension strategy for your students? Implement this innovative SNOTS-Small Notes on the Side concept and watch your students apply various reading skills, find examples of the different skills in a short text or novel, and provide explanations of those skills including author's perspective, theme, figurative language, main idea, text structures, text features, etc. The annotating symbols can vary depending on whether students are reading a fiction or nonfiction book or text. Students will be able to use this idea in many ways such as marking a book with sticky notes or traditional text annotating with notes on the side, but with fun symbol twists such as using emojis like the thumbs up sign to represent a figurative language find in their book! Check out this great resource that includes: SNOTS posters(2 small ones for bulletin board or room display), SNOTS book mark, SNOTS interactive notebook reference sheet, annotating symbol ideas to print or edit, editable rules and procedures for students to follow with this activity, and modeled book examples of the SNOTS text annotating strategy! Teach your students the SNOTS strategy and they will want to boogie up that text! All common core standards listed are being reviewed and applied in this activity(students will need prior knowledge of all these basic concepts and skills through minilessons, etc. beforehand, with this serving more as an assessment).