In the Text: Annotation These annotations should be incorporated throughout the text that you are reading. Names & Places ______________ Main Events or Ideas Unknown Words Imagery and Literary Devices In the Margin: For each of these annotations, you should write a comment or question in the margin of your paper during or after reading. ? Question ! Surprising Idea or Fact ~ Confusing Interesting Idea, Concept, or Detail At the Bottom of the Page: Annotating helps us remember what we have read. At the bottom of each page, write one sentence or phrase that will help you remember what happened on the page. For shorter articles and texts, do this for each paragraph.