This strategy asks students to draw the main ideas in a text. Illustrations are a great way for students to communicate what they know and understand. There are spaces, however, to have students write very brief summaries under each image.

Use this graphic organizer to...

  • track the sequence of events in a story,
  • create a timeline of a real life event or person,
  • summarize the steps in a process, or
  • chart how an argument develops over the course of a text.
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