I just started reading <Title of Book | Article> by <Author’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.>

One question I have is: <Copy an “In The Text Question” from your annotations> What I want the author to explain is…, and this is important because…

Another question I have is: <Copy an “In the World Question” from your annotations> 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> 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 reading <Title of Book | Article> because… <Add two or three more sentences to complete this paragraph with your thoughts about the book so far.>

Three Types of Questions

  1. In The Text/Image/Video Questions: These questions are about what you see in the image, and can be answered through looking closely, again and again.
  2. In The World Questions: These questions have real and objective answers, but you will need to access resources beyond this set of images to find the answers. You might find an answer by talking to a teacher or parent, searching the internet, or looking in another book.
  3. In Your Head Questions: These questions have no single objective answer, and you must think about them themselves to arrive at their own conclusions.


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