John Woods
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This fun activity helps the student and teacher work together to organize information that is read, in order to determine importance, understand themes, and gain the big picture of the story and how it connects with the smaller details. This can be used for both fiction and non-fiction.

whole text > summary > story elements > main idea > topic an anchor chart to help kids see how reading skills/strategies all fit together

Summarizing nonfiction: pulling out important info and interesting facts and sorting it to determine importance

Break apart text to help students identify important (main idea) vs. interesting (details/facts) to help summarize.

YoungTeacherLove: Reading and Summarizing Nonfiction: Coding the Text! An awesome strategy to help your kids break down nonfiction.

YoungTeacherLove: Reading and Summarizing Nonfiction: Coding the Text! An awesome strategy to help your kids break down nonfiction. My kids can't tell the difference!

Love the process this poster uses for finding important information (main idea & details)

We use the reverse box & bullets or the reverse web strategy to help organize our nonfiction research and identify main idea of a section. My grade students are rocking at this right now!

Great charts for teaching non-fiction and helping kids determine the important details.

A chart to support learning key details in nonfiction. Trying to elicit more developed answers to the question, "What is this book teaching you?