In this video, you will annotate your playlist.
Annotations are notes in a text.
They can help you: Explain something,
Remind your reader about an important detail,
Or express your opinion.
Annotations allow you to give context and additional information
to anyone reading your work.
For example, you can annotate a research paper to give readers more details about your subject.
To write your first annotation, look at the first song on your playlist.
Write at least two sentences for each annotation.
The first sentence describes why you chose the song, and what it has in common with your
If your topic is a book or historical event, maybe the song is about the same event or
tells a similar story.
If your topic is a historical movement or time period, maybe the song expresses a belief
or feeling shared by people who lived through those events.
If you chose a scientific discovery or phenomenon, maybe the music was written in a way that
“sounds” like that topic.
Maybe the song was actually written at the same time your topic was written,
studied or discovered.
Create a new line below the song
and write one sentence about why you added it to your playlist.
It’s ok if the song isn’t about the exact same topic as the one you are studying.
Just explain why you chose it, and how it is similar or reminds you of your topic.
For your second sentence, choose a specific example from your song’s music or lyrics
to support the point you made in your first sentence.
If you chose a song because its lyrics are about a specific time in history,
quote those lyrics.
If you chose a song that sounds like it could have been sung by one of the characters in a book,
quote the lyrics that the character could have said.
Move on to the next video to wrap up the lesson.
Now, it’s your turn:
Write one sentence about why you chose the song,
And write a second sentence giving a specific example from the song.