Annotating Text Resources


Students Writing Exemplars Grades 6-8
These exemplars have been designed to stimulate and facilitate discussions of student writing, teacher expectations, and instructional strategies for improving student writing, with the ultimate goal of improving teacher instruction and student writing.


Annotating a text can be a powerful strategy to comprehend difficult material and encourage active reading. High school teacher Carol Porter-O’Donnell provides several activities and tools to help students learn to purposefully mark up what they read.


When Reading is Hard: Why Students Need Strategy Instruction
Annotating text strategies can be found on pages 9-11 on this document.