This sheet incorporates a variety of strategies that thoughtful readers of literature use often when reading. Students use this template to record a summary of their reading, include interesting vocabulary or figurative language they come across, create their own questions, and respond to a question that you, the teacher, generate! This template can be use for students at a variety of reading levels with any literature book.
I had previously taught all of these standards in isolation and when I feel that my class is ready to be more independent in literature circles, this template is how I keep my students on track and accountable. Then, students come to literature circles or reading group discussion prepared for a thoughtful and meaningful conversation. To keep their sheets organized, I hole punched the sheets and had students keep a literature circle binder.
Sometimes I would type the teacher question for that chapter into the templates and print them off. I found it more convenient to write the teacher question on the smartboard and then students would copy the question down in the appropriate spot before reading. This process of reading the teacher question and writing it down also doubles as pre-reading as they are thinking of a question they will need to answer before they read.