Notes for Reading Text: _________________________
Expectations / Hypotheses: What expectations do you have about the
content of the text? What vocabulary do you expect to encounter?
(Consider title, pictures, charts, graphs, illustrations, abstract or
introduction, topic, genre [e.g., narrative fiction, research article, blog]
Scanned Reading: familiar words, Revised Expectations /
content markers (e.g., keywords
Hypotheses
that indicate text organization,
purpose of each paragraph, etc.)
Pre-Reading for Specific
Information: what very specific
information questions can you ask
Answers to questions
about this text? (Who, What, When,
Where, Why, How)
New Vocabulary (only
look up what interferes
with your ability to
answer questions
Translation
Sentence
Reading for Detailed Comprehension: what
general comprehension / opinion questions
might you ask about this text? (e.g., According
to the author ...., and what evidence is there for
your answer? In your opinion, is the author
correct and why/why not? How does the
information of this topic enforce/change your
own ideas or preconceptions about this topic
and why/why not?)
Answers to questions
New Vocabulary (only
look up what interferes
with your ability to
Translation
Sentence
Literal Meaning
English Meaning
answer questions
Unusual grammatical
structures / phrases
(e.g., sentences which
are constructed
differently than in
English).
Further Thoughts / Questions / Sentences or Phrases you Don't Understand
Notes for Listening Text: _____________________
Expectations / Hypotheses: What expectations do you have about what
you are going to hear? What vocabulary do you expect to encounter?
(Consider title, pictures, abstract or introduction, topic, genre [e.g., news
alert, interview, talk show, comedy skit])
Gist Listening (quickly): familiar
words, names, tone of voice
(attitude), images in video, etc.
Revised Expectations /
Hypotheses
Listening for key information:
what very specific information
questions can you ask about this
audio/video? (Who, What, When,
Where, Why, How)
Answers to questions
New Vocabulary
(write what you think
Corrected Spelling
(try alternate spellings
you hear)
until can discover)
Translation
Reading for Detailed Comprehension: what
general comprehension / opinion questions
might you ask about this text? (e.g., According
to the author ...., and what evidence is there for
your answer? In your opinion, is the author
correct and why/why not? How does the
information of this topic enforce/change your
own ideas or preconceptions about this
audio/video and why/why not?)
Answers to questions
New Vocabulary
(only look up what
interferes with your
ability to answer
questions
"Corrected Spelling"
English
Unusual
grammatical
structures / phrases
(e.g., sentences which
Literal Meaning
English Meaning
are constructed
differently than in
English).
Further Thoughts / Questions / Sentences or Phrases you Don't Understand