When reading an article or scholarly work, we often ask teachers to use post-it notes. For each article, we'll ask for at least two questions, two text-to-text connections, and two text-to-classroom connections. We ask that the page number be written on each note.
After the discussion, we will collect the notes and put them in page-number order on plain paper as a record of our thinking all the way through the articles. This can help the facilitator when it comes time to record the discussion.