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Guiding Your Students’ Reading with Annotations

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You may want to direct your students’ reading – particularly for difficult texts where your previous students have struggled with understanding the key points or arguments in g. Often this is done by giving students a list of questions to think about while reading. However, students may not pay attention to the reading questions carefully, or they may forget their specifics during the reading process. It may also be difficult for students to direct these questions to specific parts of the text, unless you assign individual questions to specific page numbers, paragraphs, or individual lines. How, then, can you provide directions, call out important points, or embed questions to better prepare students for a targeted discussion during your next class?


You can create Guiding Annotations on a text before students read it to embed your typical reading questions or prompts. If you have longer contextual materials you want to add, you can upload them to Responses.


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