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Make Reading Active with Annotation Strategies

February 22, 2017

Annotation is a skill that allows readers to interact and connect with text. It elevates readers from being third-party observers to becoming part of the story, which supports a deeper understanding and improved retention. Instead of simply reading the text, readers who annotate learn to question, analyze, and think critically about the information they are absorbing. In fact, ann ...READ MORE

Presidents’ Day Fun Facts and Classroom Resources

February 17, 2017

Did you know that Presidents’ Day is actually a holiday that honors George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? Or that its official name is “Washington’s Birthday”? Many people, however, consider the holiday a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all the U.S. presidents, and “Presidents’ Day” has become the name most people use. ...READ MORE

Meet Britannica, Part VI

February 13, 2017

The Meet Britannica blog series takes you behind the scenes to Britannica’s colleagues who have made significant impacts on how we create and deliver products for all ages. Our last Meet Britannica blog featured Kenny Chmielewski, Britannica’s in-house cartographer, who develops maps and charts for Britannica’s products.This month, we ...READ MORE

Love Notes, Part II: Grades 6-12 Valentine’s Day Annotation Strategy

February 09, 2017

Strengthen Middle and High School Students' Literacy Skills with This Valentine’s Day Annotation Strategy.What’s not to love about a new annotation strategy? A purposeful annotation will answer the first question students often ask about a text: Why are we reading this? It will also inspire meaningful engagement with a text by allowing students to track their thoughts as th ...READ MORE

Love Notes, Part I: PreK-5 Valentine’s Day Annotation Activities

February 08, 2017

What’s not to love about Valentine's Day annotation activities? When students read and take notes with a purpose, they have a dialogue with a text, track their thinking as they read, and engage  more meaningfully with their reading. The activities below have students focus on just one type of note, such as defining vocabulary words or finding evidence for an idea. By focusing o ...READ MORE