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5 Finger Retell (summarizing strategy)
Five-finger retell! This is a simple way for students to remember how to write summaries. The teacher can hang these hands up in the classroom or students can simply use their own hands if they can't see the ones hung up. This lesson can be done by having students go through the five finger retell on a story they have previously read.
A Reading Strategies Lesson: Finding Details and Writing Summaries
Blog post on Upper Elementary Snapshots about Finding Details and Writing Summaries. She uses a non-fiction text for this lesson. There are examples, anchor charts, and a product (someone else's) advertised. There is also a link to a free article. Focused on fourth grade.