AnnotatingText - a guide

Strategy : Annotating Text
Gabriella Shakhnes, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
What is Annotating?
• Annotating is simply taking notes about what you’re reading. It
is a 1-3 sentence summary of what you just read!
• Annotating means writing about the text, either in the margins
or on post-its.
• Annotating helps you better understand what you read. In
addition, it helps you think about the reading and allows you to
comment on important details.
• Annotating can also be used as a reference when you want to go
to a specific paragraph.
Examples of Annotating
Doctors say that spending too
much time online can have
Spending too much time
online can cause violence,
cyberbullying, school
woes, obesity, lack of
sleep, and other
Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids'
tweeting, texting & keep smartphones,
laptops out of bedrooms.
The recommendations are bound to
prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many
teens, but an important pediatricians
group says parents need to know that
unrestricted media use can have serious
It's been linked with violence,
cyberbullying, school woes, obesity, lack
of sleep and a host of other problems. It's
not a major cause of these troubles, but
"many parents are clueless" about the
profound impact media exposure can
have on their children, said Dr. Victor
Strasburger. He is the lead author of the
new American Academy of Pediatrics
Examples of Annotating
Two-Hour internet
limit includes the use
of all entertainment
Under the new policy, those two hours
include using the Internet for entertainment,
including Facebook, Twitter, TV and movies;
online homework is an exception.
Reports show that kids
spend more then 7
hours a day using
some kind of media.
Kids may spend that
time doing
inappropriate things.
The policy statement cites a 2010 report that
found U.S. children aged 8 to 18 spend an
average of more than seven hours daily
using some kind of entertainment media.
Many kids now watch TV online and many
send text messages from their bedrooms after
"lights out." Some of the messages are
sexually explicit images sent by cellphone or
Internet. Still, few parents set rules about
media use, the policy says.
Your Turn!
We live in a sweet world. The average American
kid consumes more than 20 teaspoons of sugar
per day, and adults eat 50% more sugar today
than they did in the 1970s. We all know that too
much sugar isn’t good for you. But did we know
it could be toxic? A team of researchers at the
University of Utah used mice to conduct a study
on the negative effects of sugar. They found it
could have serious effects on people’s health.
During the 58-week-long study, mice were fed
a diet containing 25% more sugar. This
percentage is equivalent to a healthy human
diet along with three cans of soda daily. The
team found that these mice were twice as likely
to die compared to the mice fed a similar diet
without the sugar.
Your Turn!
Scientists often use mice for research
because they have a similar genetic structure to
humans. “Since most substances that are
harmful to mice are also harmful in people, it’s
likely that what caused those mice to have
increased death rates, can also have an effect in
people,” says study author James Ruff of the
University of Utah.
Different types of sugar have different
effects on the human body. Some of the sugar we
consume comes from foods we might expect—
candy, soda, and cookies. But much of the sugar
that we eat is hidden. Food companies add large
amounts of sugar to items such as pasta sauces,
crackers, and even ketchup. To help cut down on
extra sugar, nutrition experts suggest looking at
the ingredients on food packages.