Have you read the amazing Notice and Note book by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst (Heinemann, 2013) that came out recently? If not, get it and read it! It's fast, it's fun, and it's life-changing! I love how the authors are incredibly introspective, yet come to us with solid ideas to implement.
This product is my introduction I use in class to show students the path they are going on in reading. If you like it, please try my signposts as well. I have ones to print in color, black and white, and for the IWB (like this one).
Enjoy -- and remember to always be "swept away by the words" (p. 15, Beers and Probst).