In the past I was a sticky note person with books and magazines. My students would stop and jot their thinking on their sticky note and place it in their book or magazine. But there were problems such as students tearing the pages when they removed the sticky notes, the notes getting lost, and the sticky note glue would remove words from books. Yuck! It became a management nightmare with some of my readers. Therefore last year I created sticky notes and think marks on a book mark that can easily be folded in half and placed in a book. Students can annotate with the symbol onto the bookmark and write down their ideas as they read to self or in small group. You could even assign this as part of their weekly homework.
Included are the following:
-Suggestions for use.
-Think Marks page which shows which symbols go with a reading strategy.
-3 different Think mark pages with various symbols. There are 6 altogether, but I changed the clip art based on gender.
-3 different styles of blank pages so you can copy a think marks page to this back to back for more writing space, or to create your own think mark symbols with your students.
I hope this is something you can use in your classroom with your students. Best of luck this school year!
This is for single classroom use only.