A crucial component of any anthology, especially one that compiles literature from the span of a thousand years, are footnotes which are crucial for student understanding. As such, throughout this book, you can access student and instructor generated annotations (which function in the same way as footnotes) using the Hypothes.is platform. My annotations are listed under my username: msallegra. Additionally, thousands of comments, definitions, interpretations, and multimedia have been included by the student authors listed in the introduction.
How to Access and Make Hypothes.is Annotations
It might sound intimidating at first, but Hypothes.is is an easy tool to use. Soon enough, you and your students will find it an enjoyable way to close read and as a starting point for discussion, research and writing. The best part is you can annotate anything on the internet. Here’s a 1-minute video tutorial I created to show you how to get started in this book:
Hypothes.is for Education
The team at Hypothes.is has also created a special page for educators with great resources to get started. Feel free to email me as well for information on how I grade annotations and consult the chapter, at the end of this book, on “Sample Assignments” to see the student prompt.