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Do you know how to read?. Read the first page of the book which I have provided for you. This is not a book you are familiar with, and possibly not a book you will continue to read, however, this will be an excellent tool for my teaching purpose.
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Do you know how to read? • Read the first page of the book which I have provided for you. • This is not a book you are familiar with, and possibly not a book you will continue to read, however, this will be an excellent tool for my teaching purpose. • First read the page from top to bottom and then close the book and sit quietly until I I provide further instruction.
Do you Think know how to read? • List three questions you have after reading the page, none of which can be, “What in the heck did I just read.” • When you are finished, share your questions with your partner, and see if you can answer them, by perusing through the book in the next 2 minutes. • Now, sharing with the class, was that purposeful reading? Did you learn anything? Do you want to read more? If I were to quiz you tomorrow, would you remember what you read? • Would you like to be able to read more efficiently?
Annotation Procured and edited from Mrs. Dillon’s original presentation by Mrs. Ransom 8/11.
What is annotation? "Annotating" means underlining or highlighting key words and phrases (anything that strikes you as surprising or significant, or that raises questions) as well as making notes in the margins.
The Annotation Process • When you do a close reading of a text, start with a pen or pencil in hand and keep a highlighter close by. • You will need to attach post-it notes if you cannot write directly on what you are reading.
What to annotate? • You may focus on a particular passage, or on the text as a whole. • Your aim may be to notice all striking features of the text, including rhetoricalstrategies (motifs, symbols, anaphora), structural elements (syntax), figures of speech (similes, metaphors, personification) or literary devices(tone, theme, irony, allusions); If this is the case, you may want to use a different color pen or note to mark each type of annotation.
Interacting with the text: annotation suggestions While reading, you can annotate as follows: • circle, underline, highlight unknown words and important terms. • Write definitions in the margins. • Look for patterns in the text. • Summarize the information while reading. • Make predictions about what could happen.
Annotation Suggestions • Also, ask questions and make comments in the margins so you can thoroughly interact with the text! • Identify the setting (where), significant characters (who), important events (when), conflict (what), and major themes (how/why).
Annotating Most importantly, practice, practice, practice annotating to ensure a thorough understanding of the text.
Now do you know how to read? • Read the second page of the book which I have provided for you. • This time, you will try to employ the annotation techniques that were explained to you. • Do now write in the book, but using a sheet of paper, take notes, write down words and ideas, etc. • Now, make a prediction, and support it with details from the book. • Choose a word or passage you need to have defined. • Find something you would like to research to learn more about.
Why is reading so important? • Answer this question with your partner.