Annotation begins first with highlighting the text:
Highlighting is a necessary step toward annotating a text, but it is not annotation itself. Once you have highlighted the text, you must then process this information by writing in the margins of the text. This, then, is annotation:
Annotating (in margins)
Close Reading Process
1. Read and annotate the assigned passage(s) using the highlighting and annotating suggestions above.
2. Open the close reading objectives for the week.
3. Reread the passage, completing the specific close reading objectives.
4. Answer the questions.
5. Complete the first three columns of the data tracker.
6. Submit your completed passages on the due date.
Nonfiction Close Reading Weeks 1-4
(1st and 2nd Periods)
Week 1- Wolves and Amy Tan
Week 2- Earthquake Damages and Leading Women
Week 3-Charles's Dickens and Will's Journal
Week 4-San Pietro
Simply complete your general annotations for "Dear Editor" CRW5
Fiction Close Reading Weeks 1-4
Close Reading Assignments
Fiction Week One:
"The Tortoise and the Hare" (pg 43)
"As His Head Sank Deep" (pg 120)
CR-Week 1 Objectives
Fiction Week Two:
"Magic Shop" (pg 5)
CR-Week 2 Objectives
Fiction Week Three:
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (pg 45)
CR-Week 3 Objectives
Fiction Week Four:
"Ethan Frome" (pg 75)
"Snake Boy" (pg 79
Fiction Close Reading Assignments: