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Literacy Retreat 2019


Use Annotation to Activate & Articulate Understanding

The Power is in the Pen

Add a note-to-self adjacent to the author’s words

First Lessons— without a pen

Introduce reading procedures and reader habits

Simplify annotation with marks, codes, & abbreviations

Code across texts to identify new, additional, & contradictory details

Code new information learned across texts.
Lesson Resources | PDF | Smartboard

Situation differentiation

Scribe for students who need more support

Use removable tools for annotation and graphic organizer for note-taking

Use removable tools for annotation and graphic organizers for note-taking

Purpose-Driven Annotation

The after-reading prompt drives the purpose