1-page worksheet of a dozen questions to enrich the reading of any type of text. Working through the four sections (Scan, Read, Reflect, Argue), the student (or class discussion) can better understand the text and be ready to say something meaningful about the text or its message. Student responses can be handwritten on hardcopy or typed into the table cells of the RTF file. The file works like a Word “form” and can easily be made into a real form by adding appropriate fields, if desired—or you can edit the file with more appropriate questions to better accommodate a particular assignment. Bottom-line: repeatedly using a pattern of similar questions while reading develops a habit of mind that’s conducive to critical thinking.
This worksheet is geared toward reading with depth of understanding and possibly looking forward to writing an essay. A similar Word form is more directly about inventing and writing an argument essay; see Essay-Design Form .
Updated with footnote comparison to textbook read/study formula: SQ3R, Survey, Question, Read, Retrieve, and Review.