One of my favorite reading/research strategies to teach students is the journalistic questioning method. I discovered a worksheet years ago on the Read Write Think website that I still use today. The "Gist" worksheet allows students to make notes on a book or article, then they put the original source away and write from their notes. This also helps students avoid plagiarism.
The strategy includes the 5Ws and H
Who, What, When, Where, Why and How
The Gist - http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson290/Template.pdf
Investigate the Three Little Pigs - http://blog.journalistics.com/2010/five-ws-one-h/
Blog post about creating your own questions http://blog.journalistics.com/2013/let-me-ask-you-a-question/
- WHAT - What is my paper about? What are the key points?
- WHY- Why am I writing about this? Why should anyone care?
- WHO - Who are the researchers in the field? Who am I writing about?
- WHERE - Where does the research take place? Is there a prominent location in the research?
- WHEN - When does the research take place? What dates are significant?
- HOW - How was the research conducted