Do your students have trouble finding the main idea and details in a text? Sometimes I find that many of my students need a type of “formula” to help them pull out those big ideas. They also need specific questions to guide them in finding supporting details. These organizers help to model their thinking and guide them to find the main idea in a structured way.
-Main idea/gist organizer
-Central message/theme organizer
-Main idea/informational text organizer
-General main idea organizer