Author:

Who created the source?

What do you know about the author? 

What is their point of view?

Place and Time:

Where and when was the source produced? 

How might this affect the meaning of the source?

Prior Knowledge:

What do you already know that would further your understanding of this source?

Audience:

For who was the source created?

Does this affect the reliability of the source?

Reason:

Why was this source produced at the time it was produced?

The Main Idea:

What is the source trying to convey?

Significance:

Why is this source important? 

Does it effectively address the question: “so what?”

 

Suggested by Jeffery Shauberger

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