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Digital Annotation Tools For Close Reading

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"One of the components of Close Reading is annotation, in which the students read short, complex text adding annotations as they read. Students might circle words or phrases that are powerful, underline those that are confusing, indicate big events or when a character shows strong emotion, and write questions or thoughts. They use metacognitive markers or “Thinking Notes” as a means to move beyond just highlighting..."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:36 PM

Close Reading covers a wide range of materials: poems, news articles, short stories, plays, photos, paintings,  videos and more. This post provides five tools to help students annotate a wide variety of media. They are listed below, More detailed explanations are found in the post.

* Doctopus - this program is great if you use Google Apps (and therefore Google Drive).

* Diigo is a great tool for annoting text and images found online. Drawing tools are also available.

* Markup does not require an account. "It provides tools for drawing, highlighting, adding text, and sharing via a link. It does require the installation of a bookmarklet or the Chrome extension."

* PDFzen is a free tool that works with Google Drive. It will open the following types of files: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlx, odt and rtf.

* VideoAnt allows you to annotate  videos hosted on YouTube as well as HTML5 and flash videos and works in a number of browsers.

As we begin to prepare our students for new testing the ability to annotate is critical. These tools provide a variety of options that you may want to explore and use in your classroom.

Lee Hall's curator insight, December 13, 2013 12:34 PM

They can use the mark up tools to help show where they got their text based answers, which is another shift in the common core.

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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Claire Williams's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:27 PM

   This artical, shows not only what an annotation is but how to do so and how to teach it. It also shows reaons why it can be helpful and places you can use it. 

     There is also more to this artical than bears the eye, it involves other teaching techiques in the artical such as asking questions whaen reading.

    this artical might be helpful during the reading and writing log!!!

Jose's curator insight, February 6, 2014 12:50 PM

Is annotation really worth it? After reading this article, it re-enforces my belief that annotating when reading is very critical and helps you understand what is really going on. Although, i myself, only tend to underline and write on the side of the page, i found that using different symbols is also very helpful. As a reader, you have to develop a way of doing things. The ways that catch your interest and do not bore you 5 minutes into doing things.. So next time the teacher asks you to read, there should not be any doubts in your mind whether or not  you should annotate. 

Michele Rosario's curator insight, February 13, 2014 3:40 PM

          Annotations are definitely a necessity when carefully reading while recording your thought process.  As a student myself, I never really thought annotating was beneficial, and relied on just small amounts of knowledge I gain from the reads, in which does not help at all.  I understand very well how this author explains that the younger generations think it is boring and time consuming, because it kind of is.  Nonetheless, it helps build visual character to a read or book, as if they are little “short cuts” to what you thought of in the beginning. 

            The source used to post this article was on a site entitled, “TeachHUB.com: K-12 News, Lessons, and Shared Resources”, in which I believe is a very reliable source site.

 

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Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading - Olga M. Nesi

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'Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading is a practical application book that gives librarians all the tools they need to implement the teaching of both appeal terms and Book Hook writing and sharing. When students know how to write Book Hooks and have access to an easy-to-use system for allowing students to share Book Hooks, the result is greatly increased reading through the power of peer recommendations.' Get this hot off the press!


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Close Reading Requires Student Effort

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To meet the Common Core ELA Standards students must "readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works or literature." The purpose of c...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:30 PM

With Common  Core testing approaching close reading in an area that we know students will need to know well. This post provides many resources.

Are you looking for resources on the basic components of close reading? Find links to information on complex short text, pre-reading activities, re-reading of text, annotations, text-dependent questions, peer collaboration and response to text. Check out a visual on text complexity, one on annotation techniques and one on text-dependent questions.

Additional materials are also available.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 7, 2013 9:05 AM

Thik this is a very interesting dilemma long form read alongside skimmers, wasn't scanr eading always part of a good student's skill set. Will need to read this carefully.

David Baker's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Just went to the blog post and it is a rich resource.  I will be adding it to my seminar follow up.

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Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading - Olga M. Nesi

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'Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading is a practical application book that gives librarians all the tools they need to implement the teaching of both appeal terms and Book Hook writing and sharing. When students know how to write Book Hooks and have access to an easy-to-use system for allowing students to share Book Hooks, the result is greatly increased reading through the power of peer recommendations.' Get this hot off the press!


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