I have created a note-taking template that students can use to help guide their literature reading so they can write a thoughtful and polished essay with less stress. Using this template as students read will help them avoid time-consuming strategies such as re-reading to find relevant quotes or flipping through a mountain of sticky notes throughout the book.
I have included additional lists and reflective questions to help students jump-start their reading and writing process Using a template can help students avoid procrastination because they have the tools they need to get started. To make your own table just copy and paste the blank version into a new document. Please feel free to modify as needed so that the template reflects the specific assignment.