This graphic organizer will help students with reading disabilities or students reading below grade level to comprehend and take notes on any nonfiction text. Currently the graphic organizer is set up for a text with up to twenty-three paragraphs; however, it can be modified to match the number of paragraphs needed.
To use, students read paragraph 1 and write down its main idea in the correct box. Then they paraphrase the supporting details for paragraph 1 in the appropriate box. Repeat these steps for every remaining paragraph in the nonfiction text.
This tool is particularly helpful for students during testing or during independent practice. It forces them to slowly and thoroughly read through the nonfiction text before they answer any questions associated with the nonfiction text.