Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. In addition, the word count limit
16 half-page informational text task cards with three prompts on each card to help your students practice summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting nonfiction texts! Have you students complete all three prompts to learn and easily see the difference between the three concepts, or have them complete on
Let's Summarize is a *great* pack for teaching students all about SWBST-- Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then! Your kiddos will master the art of summarizing using the helpful color code and included activities... and they'll have so much fun while they learn!!
*Craftivity- patterns, pics, d
This Reading Skills Games Bundle II contains seven different board games to help students practice main idea, theme, drawing conclusions, summarizing non-fiction, summarizing fiction, quoting, and paraphrasing. Students will have a blast as they practice these key reading skills in
This unit includes PowerPoints, activities, and texts to help you teach focused lessons for summarizing success. These activities complement the research-based strategies discussed in my book, "Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling."
Students will begin by practicing paraphrasing in a whole clas
Paraphrase, Quote, Summarize: Teach your students how to paraphrase, quote, and summarize text with this mini-unit. Your students will learn the differences between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing, and when to use each one in their writing.
There are two different files in the zipped
Summarizing Nonfiction Bundle: This bundle contains 4 resources that will help you teach students how to write a summary about a nonfiction text.
To begin your instruction of how to write a nonfiction text summary, you will present the 40-slide PowerPoint. It follows the following
Summarizing Fiction Bundle of Activities: This bundle of four products uses the ice cream sundae analogy to teach students how to summarize fiction. Students are taught that a good summary should include:
-characters & settings (banana halves)
-beginning (scoop of ice cream )
UPDATED- 47 pages!!! This set of reading logs was created based on different reading skills and strategies in order to support comprehension during reading. These logs encourage students to THINK while they read (before, during, and after), which translates into comprehension. See below for a list
Summary and Retell Activities! Help your students master summarizing with this collection of tools, tips, graphic organizers, and booklets. This set includes summary anchor charts, read aloud recommendations, and everything you need to teach summary!
Teaching students how to summarize can be a daunting task. Often, it’s one of the hardest reading strategies for students to grasp. That’s where this mini-unit comes in. Filled with summarizing reading passages, worksheets, and graphic organizers, this unit is a great way to teac
Summarizing is one of the most important skills for reading comprehension. Use this teaching pack for fiction, nonfiction, and even poetry!
Whether students are taking the ACT, EOC, or reading stimuli for state writing tests, they must be able to fully understand and summarize the text. This parti
Civil Rights Stories / Martin Luther King Jr. Unit that integrates the ELA literacy skills of Summarizing, Finding Main Idea and Details. 7 Reading Passages that are engaging for upper elementary and middle school. This unit provides the teacher with lesson plans, passages, and very rigorous tasks
In this reading strategies bundle, you will receive 60 task cards and worksheets (with the same passages) for students to practice summarizing fiction passages for who, what, when, why, where and how. Student response forms and answer keys are also provided. This packet also works well for ESL, spec
Use this set of 24 free reading strategy task cards to help your students practice these important skills. Students can answer on notebook paper and use the included recording sheet to keep track of the cards they have completed. Another option is to use these orally in small groups. A suggested ans
Do you want to add a little "flavor" to your summarizing unit? This is an engaging activity where your students read an original short story. (The events of this story actually happened, might I add!) After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, mi
Summary Task Cards include a set of 24 short stories with multiple choice answers. Set also includes answer key and student recording document. These task cards are great for your learning centers.
You can also view my 2nd set of Summary Task Cards by clicking the link below:
The Reading Strategies Unit 1 includes PowerPoints, practice activities, assessments, and other resources centered around the strategies of author’s purpose, sequencing, and summarizing. (Includes 15 files below)
*Please note our PowerPoints are password-protected from editing and are only compati
When you summarize, think of how to retell your favorite movie to someone who has never seen it before. You tell “just enough” about it to introduce people to the characters and one or two of the main events. You don’t give too much away to spoil the ending for someone else!
Summarizing: GIST and Beyond
has everything you need to teach and reinforce summarizing.
I had a hard time finding summarization lessons that include interesting fiction and nonfiction texts, answer keys, and many opportunities to practice summarizing. So I created this unit!
Looking for a quick way to improve student summaries? This mini-unit includes 5 detailed lesson plans, a Powerpoint, teaching materials, and stories to use to help students write short, concise summaries.
-14 page teaching guide, with guided reading suggestions for each lesson
This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading informational standards of main idea and summarizing.
This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during an Informational Unit or after the unit for reinforcement.
To see the bundle o
Learning how to find the main idea can be hard and learning to summarizing can be down right daunting to kids! This packet has students use a color coding technique to identify the main idea and then learn to construct summaries!
There are 10 non-fiction passages on the fo
This beginning set of task cards will help your students to understand how to summarize text. By presenting only one small passage at a time, the difficult task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. Each card includes a very short passage for students to read and summarize what the passage is
Help your students write the perfect summary as they read with these summarizing printables. Anchor chart posters and student reference sheet are informative resources for young readers both during the unit and throughout the school year. With a variety of graphic organizers, question stems, task ca
This resource contains nonfiction reading passages and activities to help students build a better understanding of what makes a good summary when summarizing informational text. The activities build on each other to help you scaffold and differentiate as necessary. Many summary examples are provid
Summarizing is a difficult skill for students! Make it fun, easy, and interactive with this WEEK long set of activities! This packet includes 4 separate activities for students to practice identifying summary parts and eventually being able to successfully write their own s
Summarizing Fiction: This 45-slide PowerPoint is a step-by-step presentation that teaches students how to summarize fiction. It uses the ice cream sundae approach. Students are taught that a good summary should include:
-characters & settings (banana halves)
-beginning (scoop of ice cream )
Summarizing (Non-Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing informational text. Each card contains a short non-fiction paragraph followed by the question, "Which of the following best summarizes the passage?". Students have to sel
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 po
This 32 page summarizing pack has everything you need to teach, reinforce, and assess fiction summarizing in your class. Included is the following:
*Summary minilessons using a movie, a fairytale, and a picture book
*Summary mini anchor chart
*Summary graphic organizer
*Summary sort for students t
Summarizing Differentiated Reading Passages and Questions for Reading Comprehension
Perfect for grades 3 – 6
The goal of this resource is to help students sharpen their ability to summarize. It provides students with a practical process that initially guides them
This lesson uses Step Up to Writing instructional strategies to teach how to summarize. You can utilize this lesson regardless of your writing curriculum. The strategies used include providing a structured framework for students when summarizing. Students watch and summarize engaging short videos.
Encourage your students to dig deep and practice verbally expressing and writing summaries using nonfiction texts with this print-and-go pack! The Lexile levels used span 760-1120, and the reading levels span S-Z.
Present your students with summarizing activities that are actually fun! Your students will enjoy writing or telling summaries based on the popular movies and stories included in this product. This is a challenging skill for many students to master, so make it more authentic for them by providing th
Use these engaging activities to guide your students to master summarizing their reading! Students will use main ideas and details to summarize both fiction and nonfiction reading passages in this unit.
Summarizing Unit Contents:
pages 1-2: Cover/Overview/Contents
pages 3-4: Summarize Fiction and
This Summarizing (Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing short fiction passages. Each card contains a short story followed by the question, "Which is the best summary of the story?". Students have to select the correct ans
Get your students closely reading, annotating, questioning and writing about Informational Text.
This Common Core Aligned Informational Summarizing Resource Pack is appropriate for students in 4th-6th grades.
The Common Core emphasizes that students should be immersed in informational text. Th
Are your students working on summarizing? Use these graphic organizers to record student thinking while reading.
This file includes two graphic organizers for summarizing that follow the format:
There are pages with and without lines for different age groups.
This unit will help your students to summarize non fiction articles using the GIST strategy. This is a six week series of lessons helps students to
focus on writing a non fiction summary.
Help student to understand how to pull the main idea and key facts<
Let's face it. Teachers have a love/hate relationship with this strategy. It seems so straight forward to us as readers, but it is difficult to get students to determine importance and generate the main ideas rather than give details! They are all about details!
In this file you will have colorful
This resource contains fiction reading passages and activities to help students build a better understanding of what makes a good summary and to help them summarize stories. The activities build on each other to help you scaffold and differentiate as necessary.
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Summarizing is such a difficult skill for students.
This is a 2-week mini-unit on summarizing and finding the main idea (called finding the GIST) with expository text. I have used this in my classroom for the past 5 years, and students find this worksheet exceedingly helpful in scaffolding their ac
Summarizing Nonfiction PowerPoint: This bundle contains 3 resources that will help you teach students how to write a summary about a nonfiction text.
To begin your instruction of how to write a nonfiction text summary, you will present the 40-slide PowerPoint. It follows the follo
This collection of resources is for teaching your little ones about summarizing, using the format "Somebody-Wanted-But-So." Every fiction story can pretty much be summarized using this trick (Cinderella wanted to go to the ball, but her stepmother wouldn't let her, so her fairy godmother helped her
20 SUMMARIZE TASK CARDS
Instead of boring text excerpts, use these task cards to share little know facts, thought-provoking concepts and fictional anecdotes to teach important values.
ZIP files contains PDF and editable DOC version of the following:
- 10 value-building fictional short stories
Differentiated Common Core Reading Passages~This document contains four high-interest stories at two different reading levels and questions that are specifically aligned to Grade 5 Common Core Standard Reading RL.2. This standard requests that students determine the theme of a text, comprehend the
After working with the 4 basic operations with fractions, some students inevitably confuse the "rules". This foldable study guide is designed to provide students with a visual, parallel comparison of the basics for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Seeing them in this format