During the first unit I teach, Animal Farm, I teach the students how to annotate. I give them this handout to use as a reference sheet throughout the year.
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I also encourage the students to buy their own copies of the novel so that they can write in the books, saving a lot of time and money using sticky notes. However, if a student chooses not to purchase his/her own copy, he/she uses sticky notes to make the annotations. Well I just discovered the greatest invention EVER! See-through sticky notes! This will allow the students to make their comments, but still read the text underneath! [Can you tell by all the exclamation points that I'm SO excited?!]
Let me know what you think!