a List of Annotated Links
An annotation is a brief description of the web site so potential
visitors can make informed decisions about whether or not to visit the
site. It's a recommendation in a way, also. Annotations are usually from
30-50 words. They will say what the site is about, describe its main
features and point out any special qualities of the site.
Together, we will create an
annotation for a web site by answering four questions about the site. Follow along carefully. Ask questions as you need.
Click on this web link and make the
window it opens in smaller: http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Belmont_HS/tkm/
Open a Word document and as we go
through this process, take notes. Save the document in your H drive
as "annotation lesson." Together, we will answer the
following questions together. Copy and paste these questions into
your Word document. Then, write your answers to them after we talk
about them together.
What is the main topic of this site?
Who is the audience for this site?
What will the visitor find here?
What are the special features of this
Now that you have the answers to the
questions above, combine the information into a short (30-40 words)
description of the site. You may use this site and the annotation as one
of your required links
on your To Kill a Mockingbird page.
including annotated links
The list goes in
Name of web page (type the name of the site and make it
The description or annotation follows. Be sure that what
you write is in complete sentences. Check to see that you've included
specific references to what visitors will find in the site and how it
might be of use to them. Check spelling and grammar also.
Title of next web page
Annotations are usually 30-50 words. Answer the
four questions to get the
basic information you would need to write a good annotation. The following
example is a real annotated link.
This site, created for the CyberEnglish9 students of
Sheboygan Falls High school features the course standards, syllabus, and
requirements. Links to assignments, formats, and rubrics are also included
as well as links to all of the students' web sites.
Make the name of the page into a hyperlink instead of simply placing the url as the "title." The links not only look nicer, but the name of the
site is more descriptive than the url.