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Outline Text Chapter

Have students work in groups of 2-4 to make an outline using the headings from an important chapter from the text. Be sure to point out that the size and the placement of the headings of the chapter are important for determining the main ideas and supporting details.

After you have this “skeleton” outline of the chapter, have the students read to determine the important points under each heading. If the students have trouble determining the important points, have them turn the headings into questions and then read to find the answers. T

he answers are (most likely) the important points. Who, what, why, when, where, and how are good questions with which to begin. Have groups compare important points with other groups.