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How do you teach students annotation?

Dec 10, 2016 8:49pm

  • English Language Arts
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    • Dec 18, 2016 9:28am

      Jeffrey Fisher has several great books on non fiction and expository reading and how to annotate. His website, Fisher and Frey, is a great resource too. There's another great resource, AVID.com as well.

      • Dec 23, 2016 12:13pm

        Are you familiar with the book "When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Do" by Kylene Beers? She goes through reading strategies (like predicting, visualizing, summarizing, connecting, etc.) that successful students use. For struggling readers, annotations should serve as the scaffold to help students practice those crucial skills. Internet research on "active reading" will help you find more resources; I like to look at the Google images section to see posters and visuals other teachers have made.

        VISUALIZE:
        • describe the images
        • create the movie in your mind
        CLARIFY:
        • stop if you're confused and REREAD
        • summarize/explain
        • keep reading to find out more information
        • notice answers to your questions as you find them
        INFER:
        - read "between the lines" beyond what is literally happening to what is meant but not said.
        PREDICT:
        • figure out what will happen next
        CONNECT:
        • connect personally
        • connect to media
        EVALUATE:
        • form opinions
        • make a logical guess
        • come to a conclusion