This graphic organizer is an excellent tool to to help students determine the main idea of a text.
Students choose "important" details from the text in order to promote analysis of the text and critical thinking skills.
There is also an option of tailoring and modification by creating small groups and assigning texts at different reading levels on the same topic using this tool. Additionally, a different number details required to fill in the graphic organizer may also be assigned.
A Literacy Centers lesson plan that use this tool can be purchased by copying and pasting the below link into your web browser:
Grades 5-12 (Can be used as a modification for the higher grades)