Writer’s Notebook: Annotations for “Harry Potter’s True Service to My Generation” by Noah Bokat-Lindell

Annotation AssignmentPlease complete the following steps to annotate and submit the attached reading assignment.Download the Microsoft Word file.Turn on Track Changes in Microsoft Word under the Review tab first.Complete Step 1: Predict and Preview before you read.Complete Step 2:Read a paragraph and then summarize (paraphrase) it in one sentence.In Microsoft Word, highlight the last word in the paragraph, and then click the Comment box and type your summary in the box.Define all vocabulary words you don’t know.Type the definition directly in the sentence next to the word.Highlight the main ideas in the text and underline the supporting details or interesting quotes/facts (annotate).Use the guide on the document for your annotations.Complete Step 3: answer the reading questions at the end.Save your file onto your computer with the completed questions and annotations.Resubmit your completed assignment by clicking on the link above and attaching your file.You have two choices when completing this assignment. You can use the Track Changes in Microsoft Word to answer the questions and annotate, or you can download and print the file and hand write directly on the article. Then you can take a picture of your annotations and submit them when you are finished.Grading rubric:Pre-reading, 10Summaries, 40Vocabulary, 15Annotating, 15Two post questions, 20Total, 100Works CitedBokat-Lindell, Noah. “Harry Potter’s True Service to My Generation: Muggles United.” Christian Science Monitor, 15 July 2011, Academic Search Complete, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=62804188&site=ehost-live.Lesson: SummarizingLesson: SummarizingSummarizing is the first skill of any college writer. However, many people think that summarizing is easy. By far, that is untrue. Summarizing well is VERY difficult. There are many parts to a good summary, and it takes a lot of practice to become good at it. You will have a lot of practice summarizing in this course. Read and take notes over the lesson Effective Summaries below and watch the video over summarizing. Your next Writer’s Notebook is about summarizing.Here is a check list for writing an effective summary:Write in a direct, objective style, using your own words.Begin with a reference to the author (full name) and the title of the work.State the author’s thesis in the first sentence of your summary.Focus on main ideas, and avoid specific examples, illustrations, or background material.Combine main ideas into fewer sentences.Maintain the balance of the original work.Select precise, accurate verbs to show the author’s relationship to ideas and use author tags throughout.Do NOT use quotes. Put everything in your own wordsEnd your summary by stating what the author hopes the reader will take away from the work.


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