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Text Annotation

Teach students how to annotate a text effectively.

Ms. Hoffman

on 18 September 2014

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Transcript of Text Annotation

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Beyond the Highlighter
Text Annotation
The Annotation Process
Metacognative Markers - Thinking Notes
In other
What is annotation in your terms?
Interrogating the text
Interacting with the text
A visible record of your thoughts
What is annotation?

Annotate - v. to furnish a literary work with critical commentary or explanatory notes

Develop a System
1. Preview: "Look around" the text before you start reading.
2. Annotate: Make your reading thinking-intensive from start to finish.
Mark up the margins of the text with words and phrases
Develop a symbol system
Hear yourself ask questions and mark them down
Use a highlighter to make passages that stand out to you
3. Look for repetitions and patterns: words, phrases, examples, images, symbols, descriptions
4. Contextualize: Put the reading and your understanding in perspective. Consider the text's history, culture, its relationship to your own life, etc.
Number each paragraph
Jot notes in the margins
Write neatly!
Draw arrows to connect ideas
Briefly explain every symbol
Keep a list of characters on the inside cover of books - mark page numbers/description
Practice makes perfect - not really perfect, but it helps!
Develop a System
Having a dialogue or conversation with the text
Benefits of Annotation
And deeper...
And deeper...
And deeper...
And deeper...
You will analyze and synthesize the text by creating new knowledge as you combine prior knowledge with what you learned through the reading

*This will help you become both a better reader and writer*
You get to dive deeper into the text.
You get to track your understanding by:
You get to reflect on your reading and make connections

Asking questions
You will question the text and respond with your own ideas and opinions
Use it every time you read
For example, abbreviate:
b/c = because
+ = and
w/ = with
w/o = without
b/t = between
ex. = example
ev. = evidence
Use it every time you read

! = I agree, I like this
x = I disagree, I don't like this
? - Something is unclear/confusing
[ ] = example/evidence
* = important
_______ = Key ideas/thesis/themes
Main Idea:
Annotating is one of the best tools you can use to aid in comprehension.

Use a system that works for YOU!
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