Are your students having difficulty summarizing non-fiction texts? This graphic organizer will help! Students find the main idea of the entire text, then the main idea of 4 subtopics about the text with 2 key details. On the second page, students are able to put it all together in a written summary in paragraph form.
This helps to scaffold this tricky concept, and also spirals finding the main idea and key details on a non-fiction text.
This can be used in whole-group lessons, small group instruction, guided reading, centers/stations, book clubs, literature circles, homework, etc. English Language Learners (ELL) will benefit from the organization of information.