Here is a helpful reading strategy that will improve students' organization and note-taking skills. Students take notes from the given biographical / informational text about magician Harry Houdini. They fit their notes into the outline provided in order to capture the relationships between ideas and data. The selection about Houdini should spark your students' interest and motivate them to want to take the notes to fill in the outline. This will be a nice supporting resource for the story "The Houdini Box" in the Reading Street Series by Scott Foresman or it can be used on its own. It is a word document so you can easily make changes and adjustments for different grade levels or for anything you deem necessary. At $1 it is definitely priced right!