A way of "talking to ourselves" on paper
1- A record of our thoughts, reactions, and questions, as we read
or after we have read any material.
2- A way of recalling what we read and learn.
3- A way of clarifying our ideas, feelings, and reactions.
4- A way of making personal sense of our experiences.
5- A tool to help us remember what we have read.
Interactive Notes help us make sense of what we read.
Making connections between our own experiences and the experiences of characters we read about will help us remember and interpret what we read.
In fact, we understand and remember new ideas, concepts, facts and experiences by connecting them to things which are already part of our personal experience and knowledge.
Each of us experiences a story, play, poem, or novel differently because of differences in our personal experiences, our literary backgrounds, and our reading abilities.
Which are the Steps to Follow? What should we do?
Using interactive notes is a way of keeping a diary of our reading experiences. From time to time, we will enjoy reading over what we have written to see how our perceptions and reading tastes have changed.
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