During Read to Self I always want to encourage my students to think about their reading and set a purpose for reading. This is a graphic organizer to supplement that. It's a great way to encourage students to focus on their reading.
Use mini Post-It notes to annotate text while reading. This will require modeling before hand. It's very easy.
LOL- a funny part
* - an important part
! - a surprising part
heart - favorite part
? - confusing part
thought bubble - prediction
I did not come up with the symbols for annotating text, I have simply come up with the organizer provided. This is a way for me to ensure that my students are reading and annotating text. It has worked beautifully during Daily 5 and the kids really enjoy it!