Soapstone: Use this tool to analyze Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject and Tone.
TPCASTT: This tool is particularly good for poetry. It has the reader consider Title, Paraphrase, Connotation, Audience, Syntax, Title, Theme.
Questions Quiz: Great tool to get you to create a Costa Question Set.
Saying/Doing: Analyzes rhetorical strategy. What is the author saying? What is the author doing?
5 Questions to Ask About a Media Text: Questions that focus on bias, subtext, values.
How To Analyze a Visual Text: Ths should be used with the five questions to ask about media text (see above). You view it three times and focus on what you see and hear.
Photo Analysis Worksheet: Forces a close study of a photograph or image.
Reading Multimedia: 9 Questions to ask about a multimedia text that focus on bias, values, subtext, reliability of source, accuracy, stereotypes, etc.
Cornell Notes Template: Note-taking method at law schools. Place keywords or questions on left, definitions, summaries, answers on right.
Split Page Reading Journal Template: Quote on one side, comment on the other.
Synthesis Notes: Title, character, setting, theme, plot, style POV, design, tone.
Plot Notes: Examine the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution of a story.
Reporter’s Notes: Who, what, where, when, why, how, so what…
Sensory Notes: Image, sound, scent, sensation, thought (I see, hear, smell, feel, think).
Outline Notes: Main idea, supporting idea, examples in outline form.