• How to Annotate


    Step 1: Read the text to get the main idea, or gist.     


    Step 2: Mark the text

    Highlight or underline:

    • Topic Sentences                                             
    • Important Facts or Details                           

    (Avoid overdoing it!)

    Circle any unfamiliar words                                        


    Step 3: Annotate!  Write in the margins!

    • Main Idea of entire article                          
    • Main Idea of each paragraph                     
    • Questions                                                          
    • Definitions of unfamiliar words                 
    • Connections  
    • Inferences