Monday, December 15, 2014
Mrs. Hatz's Students Annotate Text AND Mean It!
Pictured above is Liam Schroeder, 6th grade student, annotating his text with skill.
During an ELA lesson involving a close reading of a pivotal chapter of The Lightning Thief, Mrs. Hatzopoulos asked her students to annotate along with an audio recording of the text. As they annotated, they were to focus in on the following: unfamiliar words, writing the 'gist' to track their thoughts, evidence of Percy's actions and thoughts as the emerging hero, and any questions that remained after the reading.
Annotating a text requires students to interact with a text in a critical way. Whether students add a comment, raise a question, or offer an explanation, they are in fact making the text their own as they move from comprehension to analysis. When Mrs. Hatz's students annotate text, they mean business!
Caption: Pictured above is Liam Schroeder, 6th grade student, annotating his text with skill.
Submitted by Elizabeth Roemer, Administrator for Educational Programs, Literacy, and Staff Development