Very often, students are asked to jot notes, but some of them are confused; thus, they end up jotting down irrelevant notes or not jotting down anything. The use of a reading guide aids students, especially English language learners, in independent reading.
This reading guide includes a book trailer, suggested vocabulary for review, guided questions and critical thinking questions for post-reading.
Book Trailer (Pre-reading):
Provide background knowledge about the book.
A list of words students should know before reading
Guided Qs (While-reading)
Teachers can ask students to create post-its with questions on them, and stick them to the corresponding pages before reading. Then, they answer the questions as they read along.
Thought Qs (Post-Reading):
These questions, which are non-literal and text-dependent, focus on students’ critical thinking.