Stop and jots
1. If you were about to read a book about about an astronaut who went to Venus, what are three or more things you might think about before reading that would activate your schema?
2. If the book said, "The astronaut's helmet began to melt..." what would you imagine the cause was? Why would his or her helmet be melting? Use your schema to answer this question.
1. I would think about if it were fiction or nonfiction.
I would also think about where they are going and why they are going. I would also wonder if it is about a famous astronaut.
2. I would think maybe the character went to the sun or a warm planet close to the sun. Then the helmet would have started to melt.