Summarizing can be one of the most difficult reading skills for intermediate students to master. The skills taught in this download will help students master the art of summarizing through teacher-led, interactive lessons. Also included are examples of how to use summarizing as a starting off point to teach other grammar, spelling, and mechanics skills throughout the year!!
Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!
Summary Packet~ This kid-friendly packet makes it easy for students to independently write summaries. Students follow step-by-step directions to create a clear, logical, and complete summary of any fiction or nonfiction selection. Teach the process one time, then let the students use it over and over, all year long!
This Common Core Aligned Informational Summarizing Resource Pack is appropriate for students in grades 3-8. The Common Core says that students should be immersed in informational text. This resource will teach your students how to closely read informational text, determine important information, text structure, and author's purpose. Students will use this knowledge to successfully and fluently summarize informational text. $