I made these to help students remember how to take notes as they read to show they are actively engaged. I have them jot down their thoughts as they think of them, and label each with the initial letter of the strategy it represents. I have found that these notes really prepare the kids for discussions and written assignments about the characters and events in the text.
Example from Each Little Bird that Sings:
Q- What's going on with Comfort and Declaration's friendship in chapter 5? It seems like maybe they aren't such great friends after all.
V- The author's words really help me picture Comfort's cousin Peach destroying the banquet at Aunt Florentine's funeral. The adjectives "sticky" and "repulsive" make it very real for me. That must've been a real mess!