Annotation Tools and Highlights for PDF+ Resources

PDF+ Resources include Student Books for Virginia, Louisiana, and Georgia 3-8. PDF+ Resources also include all Teaching Tools (listed below) except PSA, Writing Prompts, and Vocabulary Builders.

To complete a PDF+ assignment, students will open the resource, and select Annotations from the top right. 


Selecting annotations will open a full menu of annotation tools on the top righthand side. 

Here is a zoomed in look at the menu of tools.

To type directly on a page, select the Text tool.

To add a sticky note, select the Sticky Note tool.

To draw a line, select the line tool.

To place a circle on the page, select the Ellipse tool.

To place a rectangle on the page, select the Rectangle tool.

To place a shaded rectangle on the page, select the Marker tool.

To draw, select the Freehand tool.

To select a color for a tool, first select the Select color tool   and select a color. Then, select your tool of choice.

To use Read Aloud/Text to Speech, select the Read text.

While making annotations, you will have editing options (shown below).

Select the A+ to increase font size.

Select A- to decrease font size.

Click the arrows and drag to move your annotations.

Select the green checkmark to close annotations.

Select the red trashcan to delete your annotations.

In order to place your annotations on the page and exit editing, you must either select the green checkmark (√) or click on the page outside the annotations box.

Once you select the green checkmark to close your annotations or click outside the box, the editing box will disappear. 

To highlight text, select Highlights from the top right.


This will open the menu of colors available for highlights.


*ALWAYS select Save to save your changes before selecting Submit or Close.


Currently, changes auto save when you move from one page to another, but changes do not auto save upon closing or submitting, so it is very  important to use the Save button to save your work.


Here is a video demonstrating how to use these annotation tools:


List of applicable teaching tools

Artistic Expression 
Digital Student Books (Georgia 3-8)
Document-Based Questions 
Essential Questions
Graphic Organizers
Image Gallery
Interactive Workbooks
Maps Skills 
Let's Practice
Let's Research
Let's Review 
Leveled Literacy
One More for Fun 
Project-Based Learning 
Study Guide
Vocabulary Resource
Vocabulary Review

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