"I know that many of us can easily talk about our favorite songs, TV shows, movies, places we go, and favorite people. Now that we've been reading books for a while, I want you to start keeping track of your favorite parts."
Post-It Notes as Reminders
I start by sharing with my students what I do to keep track of my favorite parts while I'm reading. I simply hold up my book to show them where I've placed post-it notes (or when I don't have a stack of post-its around, I dog-ear the pages). These sticky notes mark parts that I like and serve as a reminder that I need to write them down to help me process why I like them so much.