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Annotating Text

Use a yellow highlighter to

Vocabulary identify any unfamiliar
words that are important to
understanding the text

The orange highlighter is

used to identify characters,
their traits, and how they
Characterization develop throughout a text.

The blue highlighter is used

when you think words or
sentences may be
Important important to understand
what will happen next.

The green highlighter is

used to identify examples
of figurative language such
Figurative as similes, metaphors, or
Language personification.

Use a pen or pencil to write in the margins. These annotations can be


Asking questions
Making connections
Making predictions
Drawing a character or scene
Explaining a scene