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1 Annotating Text to Deepen Understanding Price/Thompson

2 Annotation is a note of any form made while reading text. “Reading with a pencil.”

3 Annotation is not highlighting.

4 Annotation slows down the reader in order to deepen understanding.

5 Middle school student’s annotation of connotative meanings in Charlotte’s Web

6 Annotation occurs with digital and print texts.


8 1. Underline the major points.

9 2. Circle keywords or phrases that are confusing or unknown to you.

10 question mark (?) 3. Use a question mark (?) for questions that you have during the reading. BE sure to write your question(s).

11 4. Use an exclamation point (!) for things that surprise you, and briefly note what it was that caught your attention.

12 5. Draw an arrow ( ↵ ) when you make a connection to something inside the text, or to an idea or experience outside the text. Briefly note your connections.

13 Using Questioning

14 Same text, different student, different strategy: Inferring.

15 Modeled annotation in Seventh Grade

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