OUR READING TOOLBOX

 

 Elements

of Thinking

 

Paraphrasing

Put a sentence that you have read into your own words.

 

 

INFORMATION

Headline Created

Create a headline (title) that you think expresses the main idea of the

reading.

 

 

PURPOSE

Significant Sentence Selected           

Select the one sentence you think is most important in the reading,

and tell why you selected it.

 

INFORMATION

Vital Question Posed

State a question to the author or someone in the reading that you

would really like an answer to.

 


Identify the main question at issue (problem) raised in the reading.

 

 

QUESTION &

PROBLEM

Purpose            

State why you think this reading was written.

 

PURPOSE

 

SEEI 

State, Elaborate, Exemplify, and Illustrate certain words and

concepts in the reading that you need to better understand.

 

CONCEPTS

 

Conclusion

Identify what you think is the most important conclusion the author

comes to in the reading.

 

CONCLUSION

Assumptions

State what you think the author is taking for granted in the reading.

 

 

ASSUMPTIONS

 

Implications & Consequences

State what you think would happen if we follow, or do not follow what

the author is suggesting we do.

 

IMPLICATIONS &

CONSEQUENCES

 

Solution/Recommendation

State what you think should be done to deal effectively with the issue

or problem being presented in the reading.

 

INFERENCE

Speaking in the AuthorŐs Voice

State ideas or answer questions about the reading as if you were

the author herself or himself.

 

 

POINT OF VIEW