I just started <reading/watching/listening to/thinking about> <topic/Title of Book/Article/Video/Song> by <Writer’s First and Last Name>, and my first impression is… <Add two or three sentences to finish this paragraph about your first thoughts about the book or article you have just started reading or the issue you have just started thinking about.>
One question I have is: <Copy an “In The Text Question” from your annotations or your list of questions> What I want someone to explain is…, and this is important because…
Another question I have is: <Copy an “In the World Question” from your annotations or questions> The answer to this is probably…<Speculate or make an educated guess about what the answer to your question might be.> I think I’ll be able to find out more by reading <Explain where you will research answers to this question.> 
A third question I have is: <Copy an “In Your Head Question” from your annotations or questions> When I think more on this question, I begin to wonder… <What else can you say about this question?> 
I <am/am not> looking forward to <watching/listening to/reading about> <topic/Title of Book/Article/Song/Video> more because… <Add two or three more sentences to complete this paragraph with your thoughts about the book, song, video… so far.>

Three Types of Questions

In The Text/Image/Video Questions:
These questions are about what you see in the first text/image/video and can be answered through looking closely, again and again.

In The World Questions:
These questions have real and objective answers, but you will need to access resources beyond this first text/set of images/video to find the answers. You might find an answer by talking to a teacher or parent, searching the internet, or looking in another book.

In Your Head Questions:
These questions have no single objective answer, and you must think about them yourself to arrive at your own conclusions.

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