Because nonfiction reading contains many important facts and bits of information, I created this chart for my students to complete when they do their nonfiction reading. This chart encourages students to pinpoint significant pieces of information in their book, make a connection to this fact, and then write any questions they may have while they are reading. This structure helps students connect at a deeper level with their reading and to find ways that they can connect with that information.
I intentionally leave the back blank because student often find that they need additional space. Some students begin to realize that they will get more out of their reading if they do more than "minimum" requirement - which means the blank space on the back will be very handy.
I do require accurate sentence writing with correct capitalization, punctuation, and complete thoughts. Students are asked to redo sentences not written correctly. This reading tool could also become a great way to assess students grammar and sentence structure.