This is a book measuring 4 inches by 5 1/2 inches that is used to record the main idea of stories. I use it with a gardening glove that I have written on the words: who, what, where, when and why. See my blog for more info: desertnites.com
I read the class a story and students take turns wearing the glove until we have figured out the main idea in one sentence. Then students write the main idea into their books and rate the story by coloring the number of stars they think the story is worth.