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The New York Times Learning Network has just begun a great series where reporters annotate their articles with reflections on the writing process.

Not only can they be used as teaching tools for students to further developing their writing craft, but they can also be used as models for students to apply metacognition to their own writing (see A Pretty Darn Good Lesson — If I Say So Myself 🙂 ).  I could certainly see trying-out making this kind of annotation a step in the student writing process.

You can see all of The Times annotated articles here, though they are mixed in with other “mentor texts.”  They’re easy to spot, though – the titles begin with “Annotated By The Author” (here’s a direct link to the first one).

I’m adding this info to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.