Their Eyes Were Watching God Annotation Demo

Need a little help reading or teaching the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston? Check out this three-part annotation demo with chapter 6 (a much-improved remake of a video I published last year): Part 1, how men in Janie’s community court women and treat their wives: Part 2, Matt Bonner’s mule and the vultures: … Read more

The Crucible Annotation Demo

Next in the summer reading annotation series is a demo with Act 1 Scene 1 of The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Part 1: Part 2: If you were following me last year, you might remember that I’ve posted a Crucible demo before, but like the TKAM update, this one is totally revamped to be shorter, easier … Read more

TKAM Annotation Demo

Need help with summer reading annotations? Just need help reading more deeply? Then check out this two-part video demonstrating good annotations with chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – a novel often assigned for summer reading: PART ONE: PART TWO: Just so you don’t have to go looking for it, here’s the … Read more

Annotation 101 update

Since I’ve got a much better microphone than the one I started out with, I’ve decided to re-record three of my older videos so that nobody has to suffer through that awful sound quality! Annotation 101 is now freshened up and re-posted. Here’s a link to the original post, which links to the new version … Read more

Antony’s Rhetorical Appeals

Check out my new video analyzing the rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos) that Mark Antony uses in his funeral oration for Julius Caesar: I have also heavily annotated the speech to point out each subtle rhetorical move Antony makes  — he has to be very crafty since Brutus spoke first and turned the crowd against … Read more

Annotation 101

Check out my new video, Annotation 101! In this video, I go over what annotation is, why it’s important, and how to do it well. To support this video, I’m attaching two documents: a one-page annotation guide that students can print out, fold, and keep inside their novels for reference, and a sample set of … Read more