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In the previous video, you annotated unfamiliar words and looked up their definitions.

Then, you highlighted confusing text in a different color.

You also created an annotation key to explain what the colors mean.

Another step to annotating is identifying interesting details and things you like.

Just like the annotations you made in the previous video, making a note of things you find interesting is another way to understand the text better, connect with the information, and help you with discussions and written assignments.

Read through the article again and annotate at least two parts you think are interesting or that you connect to in some way by bolding them.

Then, add the bold annotation to your key at the top of the page.

Next, add comments to explain why you think the sections are interesting.

Writing about your personal reactions allows you to think more deeply about what you read and gives you something to share when having a discussion or writing about the reading.

You will use the comment tool in Google Docs to insert notes into your document.

This is similar to writing in the margins of a printed book or document, but you can go back and change, remove, or add comments easily when you use digital annotation.

Read through the article again and add a comment whenever you read something you find interesting or that you connect with in some way.

For example, maybe the text reminds you of something you or someone else has experienced.

Maybe it relates to information from another lesson you are studying, or it explains a concept you have heard of or learned before.

To add a comment, select the words you will comment on, then insert a comment.

Now you can quickly scan your document for interesting ideas that you bolded.

Being able to find and sort your notes quickly will help you with class discussions or homework assignments about what you read.


  1. Bold at least two interesting ideas.
  2. Add “Interesting Ideas” to your annotation key.
  3. Add comments.