Annotation Definition and Marks
Use 5 of the following 9 terms
1. Define (a word you didn't know before-- why did the author choose this word?)
2. Visualize (use every sense, use empathy)
3. Connect (to self-to text- to world)
4. Predict (a future event based on reasonable evidence)
5. Question (and Answer, higher level thinking)
6. Determine Importance (This matters to me because...)
7. Inference (it says/ I say/ and so)
8. Synthesis (Theme statement with 3 pieces of supporting evidence)
9. Summarize (Restate the essential events in the beginning, middle, and end of the plot.)
Mark 1/3- circle, underline title, draw line (see example beside)
Mark 2/3- Fully explain your idea (often two sentences).
Mark 3/3- Provides essential and important insight into the text you are reading. Example: The author wanted to achieve...
Mention of literary terms Example: The mood achieved is X because Y.
 Tovani, C. (2000). I read it, but I don’t get it: Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers. Portland, ME: Steinhouse.