Text mapping is my favorite resource for teaching the 'Big Picture' of a story and all of its elements. Using the old technology of photocopied pages you can easily teach students how to visualize problem & solution, sequencing, main idea & details, etc. With text mapping you can also teach students how to identify text based evidence of their inferrences and conclusions about a text. Check it out!
"The SQ3R method is a proven, step-by-step strategic approach to learning and studying from textbooks. Why is it successful? Because it helps you to discover the important facts and ideas that are contained in your textbook, and master and retain that information so that you are prepared for an examination."
Jigsaw I & II