This is an excellent graphic organizer for any informational text! Students can fill this out while reading to organize their thoughts in preparation for writing an informational summary. The form is self-explanatory and easy for students to understand, including designated sections for: topic, key details, vocabulary terms/ definitions, and an important quote. This is a graphic organizer that can be used every time you read informational texts in the classroom and could be easily adapted to other genres as well. This is a great way to teach students how to create an outline as a pre-writing, planning exercise in a format that is consistent across the class (making it easier for you to assess and give feedback)!
Informational Text Graphic Organizer
by Lauren Tetzke
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License