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Sticky Notes

Students are encouraged to write down their thoughts and questions on sticky notes as they are reading. Notes can be placed directly in the book so that students can share their thinking with small groups, or use them as the basis for a reading response. 


Students can use a sticky note when they:

  • are surprised
  • want to try a particular technique, in their own writing, that has been used by the author they are reading
  • are not understanding
  • have questions
  • are making a prediction or inference

Students show that they are interacting with a text when they pause to reflect on confusing words or ideas, or to react to interesting text. Using a sticky note is a fast, easy way for a reader to show their thinking as they are reading.