Analyze Nonfiction Sheet 1 (A Book)

Analyze Nonfiction Sheet 1

Analyze Nonfiction Sheet 1 (PDF)

 

Citation: ______________________________________________________________

A. Before you read:

1. Why did you choose this book?

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2. What clues on the outside tell you about the topic of the book?

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2. What recommendations or awards are mentioned?

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3. What are the author’s qualifications?

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4. What is the reputation of the publisher?

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5.  Is the book too old to be reliable? Why?

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6. What topics are listed in the page of contents?

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7. Do you like the size and style of font? _______________________________

8. Do you like the distance between the lines? ___________________________

9. Do you like the size of the margins? ________________________________

10. Are there any subheadings in the chapters that help you find and remember

      information? ______________________________________________

11. Are there any words in different sizes that help you determine the most

     important words to remember? _________________________________

 

12. Are there illustrations?  What kind? _________________________

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13. Are there captions? ____________________________________________

14. Are the illustrations necessary for understanding or do they provide extra information? _______________________________________________-

15. Is this a book for skimming or do you need to read every word in order to understand the topic? _____________________________________

 

 

16. What do you already know about this topic before reading?

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17. What do you think you might learn by reading this book?

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B. While reading:

1. An important question answered in the book:

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2. The answer:

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3. Another important question answered in the book:

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4. The answer:

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5. Still another important question answered in the book:

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6. The answer:

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7. A diagram or illustration to help me remember the important information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Examples of powerful writing (with page numbers):

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C. After reading:

 1. This reminds me of _____________________________________________

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 2. I already knew that ___________________________________________

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3. I think that this book is valuable because _____________________________

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4. How does your new knowledge affect your view of the world? _____________

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5. How might that knowledge affect your behaviour? _____________________

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