This Word Docx is a graphic organizer for the Journeys-5 selection "Vaqueros: America's First Cowboys" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012), lesson 5.23. Students add main ideas and details to the organizer. My students score better on comprehension assessments when they use a graphic organizer while reading. A second activity has students summarize a portion of the selection. The format of the exercise mimics items on the Smarter Balance ELA practice test.
The product is also available as a Smartboard Notebook file.