Know Wonder Learn
Warm up: Fill this
box with anything
you already know
Trials, or Puritans.
Look at the
what you are
going to read...
what do you
We will fill this
column in after
we read :)
Annotating helps us set a purpose for
What is the author’s purpose for writing?
How does this connect with my life?
What are the main ideas that the author is trying to
How does this relate to the real world?
How does this relate to another text?
What new information can I gain about this subject?
The possibilities are endless.
When annotating... look at TEXT FEATURES
to help you understand the text
Graphic aids (diagram,
graph, timeline, table)
What is the genre?:
Fiction (novel, short story,
poem, graphic novel, etc.)
Thinking + Annotating =
showing your metacognition
Other annotating options... to
show your metacognition
The author wants to
This relates to my
Summarize what you read.
I don’t understand b/c...
This reminds me of...
This is similar to...
One conclusion I have is...
A historical time period/ event this
reminds me of is... b/c
comment on something specific
react and share what you are
think about the author’s choices or
Highlight or circle everything
Only state your opinion... also think
about the purpose you/we set
Steps 1 + 2
1. Number the paragraphs!
2. Chunk paragraphs
“McCarthyism” - draw a line between all
“The Demons of Salem” - Chunk #1-2/
#3/ #4-5/ #6-8/ #9-10/#11/ #12-14
“Timebends” - Draw a line between
paragraphs 1 and 2
Step 3 + 4:
The Author’s name in each text.
Any IMPORTANT Text Features.
The MAIN IDEA of the text (OR write the main
idea at the top of the article)
New things you learn about Salem, Puritans,
McCarthyism, Communism, Arthur Miller, etc.
Step 5 + 6
5. Left Margin
Summarize what the author says in each
Use less than 10 words!
6. Right Margins
Ask a Question
Draw a picture of what the author is saying
Use another metacognition strategy!