I have had great success in getting my students to think more critically about a text using this strategy and graphic organizer! Another thing I love about it, is its simplicity.
While students read, they pay attention to just one thing: the moments that make them say, "Really?!" When they find one, they can use this graphic organizer to record their thinking and think deeper about that moment. Why did it surprise them? What can they infer from that surprising moment?
Using this resource can also lead to excellent discussions about a text!