Annotating is when you add notes or comments to a text; this could also include underlining or circling individual words or phrases.
What are annotations?
Brief notes and marks written directly on the text
Detailed notes and developed points written directly on the text
Little doodles and marks made directly on the text
When annotating literary devices, what might you include?
Brief definition of the device
Brief effect of the device
Detailed explanation of the effect of the device
Where is a good place to write your annotation notes?
In an exercise book
On a piece of paper
In the margin of the text
What should you connect language features to in your notes?
What sort of patterns might you find in a piece of prose?
Repeated words or phrases
What aspect of individual words would be interesting to explore?
What is a useful way to annotate a text?
Aim to annotate everything
Aim for three annotations in total
Which pens might be useful for annotating?
Felt tip pens
When will you use your annotations?
To write a short story of your own
To write an analytical response to the text
To write out the definitions of all the terms used in the text
Which aspects of language are particularly useful to annotate in fiction texts?
The punctuation marks