C.A.T.C.H. is a great strategy for students to use while annotating a text for deeper understanding. Students circle unknown words, acknowledge confusion, talk with the text, capture the main idea, and highlight important details. The cards have explanations for how to use these strategies effectively.
The other side of the cards are for applying the reading and annotations they have done into writing. It gives strategies and tips for writing compound and complex sentences, a reference for transition words and when to use them, an example of varied sentence length, and a reminder to check punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
This is a double-sided PDF. They are intended to be printed front and back and cut in half. I have laminated mine as a reusable resource for students.