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.

Lily Collins from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Photos No filter needed! The stunning star is spotted leaving the gym in her Sub_Urban Riot tee in West Hollywood.

Lily Collins from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Photos No filter needed! The stunning star is spotted leaving the gym in her Sub_Urban Riot tee in West Hollywood.

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.

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

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.

The Big Picture - Inside The Brady Bunch Chic Home Of Claire Thomas - Photos

The Big Picture - Inside The Brady Bunch Chic Home Of Claire Thomas - Photos

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

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?

Margot Robbie from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Pics  Print perfect!  The actress is seen leaving a restaurant in New York City.

Margot Robbie from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Pics Print perfect! The actress is seen leaving a restaurant in New York City.

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