A few years ago I was working with students who were new to me. One of the things I started creating for them were annotated stories. As we would do activities in class and work on comprehension through Comprehensible Input, I would take notes on things students asked or things I knew were important. Then, I would create an annotated version of the text. I've used a number of apps to do this, but the ones that have worked best for me are Notability and Skitch. I've posted a sample of each below. Both are Apple apps, but I have honestly been much more impressed with what I've seen for Apple products in this arena than I have for Android (and, if you know me, you know that I 99.9% of the time loathe Apple). I also sometimes make these by hand and scan them into my computer. It really depends on my mood.
I do not use these in class for instruction, but provide them for students who need notes, want more info, or who may have missed class. Student feedback has included:
I really like them for dictations because I can provide all the notes I expect students to take in a digital format. I also really liked them for annotating novellas to which I have the PDF available.
Latin III text; adaptation by Miriam Patrick
Miriam teaches in a public high school in Georgia. She specifically works to ensure her classroom is multicultural and equitable to all students. She is always looking for ideas to make things more accessible!