Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Pre, during, and post-planning for teachers
Individual Routine: Annotation
Teacher Guide: Annotation Protocol
handouts, guides and printables
Cross Content Resource: Annotation Cross Content Resource
Cross Content Resource: Annotation Lesson Slide Deck
Routine Adaptation: Annotation ELA Sample
Routine Adaptation: Annotation Math Sample
Routine Adaptation: Annotation Sci Sample
Routine Adaptation: Annotation SS Sample
Printable student and teacher-friendly reminders
Routine Visual: Annotation 8.5x11 Poster
Routine Visual: Annotation 11x17 Poster