7 Signposts helps students quickly identify the 7 key details of an outline.
As an instructional tool, it may take 35-45 minutes, and as a refresher or as another way to teach the same concept, it may take only 10-15 minutes. Once students find patterns in their English class, they will be able to better compose an essay, in quicker time, and even better analyze the texts they read, SEEKING this type of a pattern. This file is from the writer's perspective. This same pattern is found in the Cheat Codes (product located at:
which is given from the reader's perspective on finding the Main Idea). Both of which can be printed out with 6 slides per page as an interactive notebook handout - or presented as a class-wide lesson\presentation on a projector.