The front side answers general reasons we annotate: to make predictions, ask questions, state opinions, analyze the craft, make connections, and reflect on content. If you have anything to add, you can have students annotate that in. Then the side table has general annotations and what you'll do that for, you can be more specific and say "Underline the author's main idea and draw an arrow to evidence that supports it" but this is just basic so it wouldn't scare off my struggling high schoolers. Then I have some helpful tips in the boxes and in the circle.
On the back I have two charts, a KWL chart so they can fill that out or a Predictions/Claims/Evidence/Conclusion chart. Once students get used to seeing these charts they will be able to make them themselves.
We all know how important annotating is to learning because it makes the reading interactive and has them think. Happy Annotating.