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?? Annotating Fiction

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:00 am
by mrsrandolph
Can someone help me understand the annotation of fiction in the high school guides? As an adult, I annotate nonfiction ALL THE TIME! (marriage books...books on parenting...etc) h
However, I NEVER annotate fiction. Can someone explain the rationale behind this?
Thanks in Advance!

Re: ?? Annotating Fiction

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:47 pm
by Carrie
Annotating fiction is meant to reflect the parts of the book that spoke to you. For example, you might annotate lines that characters speak simply because you find the turn of the phrase memorable, or poignant, or hard-hitting, or inspiring! You might underline a life lesson that spoke to your heart, or a description of character that was especially vivid, or a setting that you could see in your mind, or a scene played out like a movie moment. You might underline a plot point that surprised you, or an allusion that struck you, or a clue that was dropped. You might note foreshadowing in the text as a hint of something that is to come. :D

There are so many ways to annotate fiction, but all of the ways are meant to connect you with the reading. In the high school guides, we train students how to annotate as they read, providing one annotation for them to do in each lesson. We also ask them to annotate more on their own. Some people love to annotate and for others it feels like a chore. But, annotating even in small measured amounts means the reader is pausing to reflect. :D


Re: ?? Annotating Fiction

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:16 pm
by jjn3beans
Carrie, regarding the annotating, my dd is going to be in 10th this upcoming school year and is doing the WH literature. Is there a list of those things you just mentioned in the previous thread? A list of possibilities to underline? It seems your list here went into a bit more detail than in the guide? Thanks! :D