A Guide to Annotations

A tutorial on annotating a literary text.


A Guide to Annotations

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A tutorial on annotating a literary text.
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  1. A Guide to Annotations: A “How To” for annotating texts in the literature classroom

    Slide 1 - A Guide to Annotations: A “How To” for annotating texts in the literature classroom

    • Created By:
    • Jenni Baldwin
    • The Overlake School
  2. Why Annotate?

    Slide 2 - Why Annotate?

    • A well-annotated text achieves the following:
    • clearly identifies where important ideas and are located
    • expresses the main ideas of a text
    • traces the development of:
    • Ideas Arguments
    • Themes Characters
    • Motifs Symbols
    • introduces the reader’s own reactions
    • highlights key diction and important passages
    • identifies rhetorical devices used by the author
    • facilitates active, engaged reading
    • improves reading comprehension
  3. The Process

    Slide 3 - The Process

    • The specific process of annotating is individual
    • You will develop your own style and process as you practice.
    • Two kinds of annotations:
    • During Reading Annotations
    • Post Reading Annotations
  4. During Reading

    Slide 4 - During Reading

    • Highlighting
    • Paraphrasing or Summarizing
    • Commentary and Responses
  5. Post-Reading

    Slide 5 - Post-Reading

    • Add notes to highlighted terms and phrases
    • Provide definitions for unclear terms
    • Paraphrase or summarize key sections/chapters
    • Add more in-depth commentary
    • Rhetorical Devices
  6. Tips

    Slide 6 - Tips

    • Sticky Notes and Flags
    • Color Coding
    • Additional Insert Pages
  7. Sample: A Novel

    Slide 7 - Sample: A Novel

  8. Sample: A Short Story

    Slide 8 - Sample: A Short Story

  9. Sample: A Poem

    Slide 9 - Sample: A Poem

  10. Grading

    Slide 10 - Grading

    • Variety of Topics
    • Clarify of Ideas/Depth of Knowledge
    • Rhetorical Strategies
    • Number/Consistency of Annotations
    • A Note on Thoroughness:
    • I have yet to see a text that has been over-annotated. Saturate your text with annotations but don’t just annotate for the sake of the grade—make it a useful activity to help you engage with the text and to deepen your reading comprehension.
  11. Helpful Materials

    Slide 11 - Helpful Materials

    • Annotation Guide
    • Rhetorical Devices
    • How-To Video
    • Sample Annotated Pages
    • Annotation Rubric
  12. Test Your Knowledge!

    Slide 12 - Test Your Knowledge!

  13. Extend your learning…

    Slide 13 - Extend your learning…

    • View this video for extended information about annotations:
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf9CTJj9dCM