This strategy promotes engagement and active reading, allowing students to track what they think about the material as they read.
As students read a selection, they identify main ideas, their favorite part, questions, and something that is unclear or confusing.
Distribute an article or written source for students to read.
As students read, have them put a star by the main idea, an exclamation point by their favorite part, a question mark where they aren't sure about something, and multiple question marks where they find something confusing that needs clarification.
(Optional) Have students share their notes with small groups or the whole class.
Students can use these notes for future reference.