During reading, students should always be reading or writing about their reading. This guide allows you to do just that! After reading each chapter, students answer questions based upon their reading. These questions vary in complexity, allowing all students to be successful. In my classroom, I require students to answer two of the available questions. This forces them to read all of the questions and evaluate their knowledge of the answers before choosing what to answer. It also helps them to know how carefully they have read. Finally, it keeps the focus on the READING rather than the WRITING.
P.S. The guide also helps me, as the teacher, to remember what happened in each chapter!