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AVID- Annotating Articles

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Coach Spencer

on 28 September 2015

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Transcript of AVID- Annotating Articles

The Process of Annotating
Thank you for your attention!
Step 7: Summarizing
Step #1
the Title
- Before you begin reading take a minute and read the title
- Analyze and predict what might happen in the text you will be reading
- Express your own thoughts and ideas
Take key points of the text and break it down in your own words.
paraphrase it down to where you can understand it better.
identify what information is important and condense it.
#5: Marking words or phrases that stand out
you can use any mark that works for you such as:
If it stands out to you, underline it! There is no right or wrong!
Always notice the tone of the text and identify any words that don't apply, underline them.
Connecting to the Text
Visualize what the author is saying.
DRAW an illustration in the margin
Visualizing what authors say will help you clarify complex concepts and ideas.
Critical Reading Strategies
#6: Connecting With
The Article
Responding To The Text
Respond to ideas in the text as you read.
You may personalize your response.
Thoughtful responses will increase engagement and comprehension.
Subjects to respond to...
 interesting ideas.
 emotional arguments.
 provocative statements
author’s claims.
 facts, data, and other support.
Question your own understanding of the text.

By asking good questions while reading, you will become a more critical reader.
#3: Identify Key Terms
Look for:
repeated words, phrases, etc.
definitions given by the author.
words or phrases used to present an idea
explanations of ideas.
central concepts or ideas.
words relevant to the authors purpose.
How do I know if it is IMPORTANT?
While reading informational texts read carefully to identify information that is important to the reading task.

May be..
A process
#2: Number the paragraphs
The Purpose of Annotating
When marking texts purposefully, students engage in their reading.
Students begin to evaluate entire passages and begin to recognize and isolate key information.
Once annotated, students may begin to look back at the information they believe to be important.
Students markings are essential to future rhetorical analysis, essays, and text response.
squiggly line underlining it

stars boxing it

bubble box arrows
It is important to number the paragraphs
because it makes your text neater, thus creates ease when looking for important paragraphs.
Acts as a reference so you can easily refer back to the text.
Great communication tool when referring to the text. Others can easily find your reference point.
The length of the text determines how you will number your paragraphs. Make sure you check with your teacher to finalize the details before doing this step.
Start with a pencil until you get the hang of highlighting
Concentrate on important information in the text.
Color code certain details.

For Example:
Main Idea in
& Supporting
Details in
Be Careful:

Excessive highlighting can cause confusion
Be sure to highlight only

details pertaining to your purpose for reading
imagine what the text looks like & draw any concepts/ideas

Make connections within the
text by asking yourself:

How does this relate to me?
How does this idea relate to other ideas in the text?
How does this relate to the world?
Can I connect this idea to something I've seen?

Making connections will improve your comprehension of the text.
While reading you might ask…

What is the author trying to say?

What is the author's purpose?

What do I understand so far?

What is the purpose of text?

What do I agree/disagree with?
Be sure to understand the text first before you write your summary!
Summaries will:
state what the paragraph is about
describe what the author is trying to do

or say
account for key terms and ideas relating to the purpose of writing
Step #4:
Start by identifying the authors claim. This can also be called the main idea!

What is the authors purpose for writing what you are reading?
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