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Introduction to Annotation

A step towards analytical reading

Kim Chance

on 26 August 2016

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Transcript of Introduction to Annotation

A step towards analytical reading
Introduction to Annotation
What is annotation?
And why is it important?
It's the method of recording all your ideas,
questions, and connections with the
material you are reading.
Annotation is all about
"talking" to the text.

give definitions to difficult and unfamiliar words.
give background information, especially explaining customs,
traditions, and ways of living that may be unfamiliar to the
help explain what is going on in the text.
make connections to other texts.
point out the use of literary techniques and how they add meaning to the text.
Offer an analysis or interpretation of what is happening in the text.
Explain the historical context or traditions/social customs that are used in the passage
The key is to make a "connection."
Your understanding of a text is DIRECTLY linked to your interaction with what is on the page.
Now that I understand what annotation is, how do I do it?
Step 1: Number the Paragraphs for easy reference!
Step 2: Circle any key terms, cites authors, and other essential words. (Anything that is repeated, defined, used to explain an important idea, etc.)
Underline the author's claims: A claim is like a main idea-it a strong statement made by the author.
As you read, take notes in the margins: comments or
questions you have about the text. (These notes can
include symbols!)
Make real world connections!
Write a summary of the text.
Read the article
Annotate the article using the annotation checklist
Pre-AP: Write a level 1, level 2, & level 3 question.
The Big Question:
What is it?
What do effective
annotations do?
Now it's your turn!
Read the following article, "Many students learn the hard way that online image can limit opportunity" from MSNBC. While you read, make annotations. Remember, you must include the minimum annotations! Once you have completed your annotations, write a short reaction to the article in your writer's notebook.
Reading with a pencil!
People have been annotating texts since there were texts to annotate!
Annotation is
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