This template can be used to guide almost any reading assignment in the social studies classroom - textbooks, primary sources, etc. - can all be broken down by having students use this active reading guide. While simple, this template engages students in important before reading, during reading, and after reading strategies that will help them with the ultimate goal, comprehension and retention of your content. I recommend modeling how to use it the first time, and then students will become increasingly independent when using this tool. Easily adaptable to fit the specific needs of your text.