My daughter was working on a book talk. This was a homework task in which she had to read a whole book and make some notes for every chapter. Because she is usually a little bit unorganized I gave her the following idea: Take a 3×5 index card. Write as a header line the following information: book title, author, and some kind of classification.
Now go on with the following three parts: prediction, events, and questions. Whereby predictions would be one sentence about what will happen in the next chapter. Events is a list with the main events. And questions will be every open question regarding this book.
She did this very well. I hadn’t seen her to complete such a task in a short time. And the most astonish thing was: she had made her notes by the way and could use it to finish this task.
I found the main idea for this kind of notetaking in the book ‘A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers’ from Kate L. Turabian. I am not sure if this citation is really all necessary to find the rest of this stuff. But, you should find this book on Amazon for example. Unfortunately I can’t tell you the page reference for this kind of notetaking. I read this book on my Kindle.