This freebie is meant to help readers distinguish between retelling and summarizing fiction text.  Why is that important?  Retelling is great for sequencing skills and retaining information, however it requires a relatively low cognitive load.  Summarizing, on the other hand, challenges readers to focus on the big picture, paraphrase the author's words, and determine which events are the most important to the overall theme of the book.

This freebie is meant to help readers distinguish between retelling and summarizing fiction text. Why is that important? Retelling is great for sequencing skills and retaining information, however it requires a relatively low cognitive load. Summarizing, on the other hand, challenges readers to focus on the big picture, paraphrase the author's words, and determine which events are the most important to the overall theme of the book.

11 laws that will change your life from Tony Horton's new book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Picture-Laws-Change/dp/0062282395

11 laws that will change your life from Tony Horton's new book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Picture-Laws-Change/dp/0062282395

Planning for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans is about how to do long term planning and translate it into short term planning. Organize your lessons, plan your curriculum, and see the big picture and small picture of your year.

Planning for Next Year: Organizing the Year, the Day's Topics & Lesson Plans is about how to do long term planning and translate it into short term planning. Organize your lessons, plan your curriculum, and see the big picture and small picture of your year.

The Big Picture: An Essential Planner for Studio and Personal Success. You can write in your own dates, so it's perfect year after year! #designaglow

The Big Picture: An Essential Planner for Studio and Personal Success. You can write in your own dates, so it's perfect year after year! #designaglow

Mellow yellow! The model is spotted in an all yellow Kendall + Kylie ensemble in Agoura Hills, California.

Mellow yellow! The model is spotted in an all yellow Kendall + Kylie ensemble in Agoura Hills, California.

Adele from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Pics  Someone's having a good day! Could it be because her latest album, 25, is selling like hotcakes?

Adele from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Pics Someone's having a good day! Could it be because her latest album, 25, is selling like hotcakes?

Storage is an amazing way to put your personality on display too. We especially like using open storage like this BILLY bookcase to make a gallery using big pictures, books and personal objects. If you don’t want everything on show you can always use baskets on the shelves too.

Storage is an amazing way to put your personality on display too. We especially like using open storage like this BILLY bookcase to make a gallery using big pictures, books and personal objects. If you don’t want everything on show you can always use baskets on the shelves too.

Victoria Beckham from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Photos  The fashion guru is seen around town in Milan, Italy.

Victoria Beckham from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Photos The fashion guru is seen around town in Milan, Italy.

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