This resource helps you teach your students how to identify the main idea using text features. Then, it guides them into asking questions about their main idea statement and using these questions to identify the relevant details. Finally, it teaches them how to combine all of these components and write their own summarizing paragraph.
The 29-slide powerpoint incorporate the gradual release model and cooperative learning to make this one engaging product. The components of the gradual release model are indicated on the slides. I have also provided detailed notes to help you in your teaching. You choose whether to use the included script or not. You may use this resource with any nonfiction text.