Use the selection map in a week-long study of expository/informational text.
Monday: Author's Purpose-choose a verb and complete the statement with a general main idea of the selection
Tuesday: Choose a section to word the main idea from (Topic plus Most Important Idea) or write the main idea of the entire selection (Topic plus Most Important Idea) then add the supporting details
Wednesday: Choose one (or two) facts and discuss how they can be verified. Look for and document an author's opinion from the text.
Thursday: Discuss and document which organizational patterns are found in the text.
Friday: Locate and discuss 1 (or 2) text feature from each column, then document why the author included it