This is a great graphic organizer to go along with most types of NonFiction Text. It works great in content areas such as Science and Social Studies, where students may be asked to read an article to further their understanding on a topic. If your school subscribes to Time for Kids, National Geographic, Scholastic News, Discover, or Ranger Rick then you already have the resources you need to implement this organizer/ mini-assessment. If you don't have magazines in the classroom you can photocopy news articles or print articles from the internet.
The organizer includes space for the Document Type, Title, and Date. The first section includes a space for students to write what they already know. The second section has students write what they observed from diagrams or pictures. The third section has students list the key phrases. Finally, the fourth section has students document what they learned.
Not only does this Text Review keep students organized, but it gives them a purpose for their nonfiction reading. It also gives you evidence of their learning and understanding of the article's main points.