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Summarization - Somebody Wanted But So Then
This summary strategy is great for helping students understand a quick summary, conflicts, and resolutions. Students learn very quickly to draw this graphic organizer in the white space on their papers when answering questions about narrative text.
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Summarizing - somebody, wanted, but, so, then + B&W version
When You Ask Your Students to Summarize, What Usually Happens? they write down everything they write down next to nothing they give me complete sentences they write way too much they don't write enough they copy word for word What Did You Want Them To Do? pull out main ideas focus on key details
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Story Summarizing-Somebody Wanted But So-Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer was created to help students organize events of a story to form a summary with the main events. It follows the "Somebody..Wanted..But..So.." format. Students simply fill in the blanks to create a substantial summary. If you like this product, you will love my other ones! Plea
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Story Summarizer - Somebody Wanted But So
This graphic organizer helps students to organize and summarize a story or novel. Skills and development of: Characterization Main Idea Problem/Conflict Resolution Summarizing Enjoy!
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Summarizing : Somebody Wanted But So Then...
This is a summarizing packet using the graphic organizer of "Somebody...wanted...but...so...then." It includes a graphic organizer, graphic-picture-organizer, a drafting sheet, and final product/publishing page. I love using this method for teaching summarizing! :)
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Summarizing: Somebody Wanted But So Then
This is a worksheet I use to help students summarize a story. Students fill out this simple worksheet for the areas "somebody" "wanted" "but" "so" and "then." After completing these, students combine the information into a sentence summary.
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Summarizing somebody wanted but so then
3 different templates for summarizing (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then format)
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Rooted in Reading August:  August Read Aloud Lessons and Activities
Rooted in Reading August is here and jam-packed full of great resources for your students! In August your students will go back to school with a bang through reading quality literature and completing engaging activities in reading, writing, and grammar. This unit has fun and engaging activities that
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2nd Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 4
Are you wondering how to teach the Common Core standards with your old Houghton Mifflin series? Then this product is PERFECT for you! I created this VERY DETAILED and FANTASTIC EDITABLE resource out of my own needs to align my ELA curriculum to the Common Core Standards. This unit is PACKED with ma
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2nd Grade ELA Common Core Activities: Aligned with Houghton Mifflin Theme 6
Are you wondering how to teach the Common Core standards with your old Houghton Mifflin series? Then this product is PERFECT for you! I created this VERY DETAILED and FANTASTIC EDITABLE resource out of my own needs to align the Common Core with my ELA curriculum. This unit is PACKED with many fun a
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Summary Writing Kit ~ SWTBS ~ Somebody Wanted To But So ~ RTI Reading
This summary writing kit was designed to provide students with multiple ways to practice summary writing while staying engaged. **TEACH YOUR STUDENT TO BE A SUMMARY SUPER HERO!** Teaching the SWTBS strategy is a very simple way to teach students how to easily write a summary. Make it simple for
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Somebody Wanted But So Then - Summarizing Worksheet
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: Somebody Wanted But So Then There are pages with and without lines for different age groups. If y
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Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then (SWBST) Task Cards
This is a set of 8 task cards. Each card has a short story on them. The students read each card and use the organizer to summarize the story with the SWBST strategy. On the organizer, certain parts of SWBST are filled in. The students must fill in the other parts of the organizer.
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Summarizing Unit with Somebody-Wanted-But-So
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
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Reading Skills Lapbook- Ultimate Year-Long Interactive Kit!
This 50 page download is a complete kit with black line masters and photo illustrations for making a reading skills lapbook with your students. This double lapbook requires two file folders, and is intended to be an interactive, year-long project. Use it to complement your own reading curriculum. T
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Summarizing Fiction Using "Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then" Format
Using the "SWBST" strategy in this format has GREATLY improved my kiddoes summaries of fiction books. I enlarge this chart and we practice together multiple times using read alouds. Then, when they are ready, I shrink this page down to 85% for them to use in their composition book Reader's Notebooks
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Retelling/ Summaring Hand- Somebody Wanted but So Then...
Retelling/ Summaring Hand- Somebody Wanted but So Then... - Summarizing is a skill with which many students struggle. They either tell too much or not enough. - Using the "Somebody Wanted but So Then" prompt students are able to summarize with little difficulty. - Here's and example using The T
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Plot Summary: Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then {SWBST}
Summarizing plot for reading comprehension the "Reading Apprenticeship" way! Summary writing and plot diagramming can be tricky for some students. This 2-page activity helps connect summarizing with diagramming plot in a clear way! Students will identify the main points of a story
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Somebody - Wanted - But - So - Then
Somebody - Wanted - But - So - Then is a fabulous strategy to use to help students quickly summarize narrative text. In this product, you will find a review of a read aloud for the holidays, a poster describing Somebody- Wanted - But - So - Then, an exit slip for the strategy, and a running record f
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50 Guided Reading Graphic Organizers
50 Guided Reading Graphic Organizers How to Use this Product: Reading Binders is a great way to keep track of students learning throughout the year. The binders can be organized and customized by dividers with colored tabs into sections matching the comprehension strategies that you teach. There a
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Somebody-Wanted-But-So Text Message Summaries
Everything you need to practice summarizing using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So strategy, but with a digital update. Your students will love composing their summaries in the form of a text message conversation. You'll love the strategy explanation, grading rubric, student work samples, and bulletin boa
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Somebody Wanted But So Then- Summarizing
This is a reading retell sheet to use the summarizing strategy of "Somebody Wanted But So Then". This pack includes 4 pages total. There are 2 different layouts for students to write and each version comes with lines and without. These can be used with almost any book that has a problem and solution
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Interactive Anchor Charts-Reading 2
Interactive Anchor Charts- Reading 2 Want to make even MORE beautiful and functional Anchor Charts that will LAST for your classroom? This pack is designed to save you time (and frustration) when in comes to making Anchor Charts for your classroom. All charts in this pack are desig
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Summaries - Somebody Wanted But So Then
Students will enjoy making their summaries sparkle with these fun activities designed to guide students in summarizing narratives using the "Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then" strategy. Here's what's included * A poster (in color and black & white)
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Somebody Wanted But So - Summarizing a Narrative with a Animated Short
Using this EDITABLE worksheet and a video titled "Alma" students have an opportunity to complete a SOMEBODY . WANTED . BUT . SO .  graphic organizer and then use the information to write a quality summary of the events in the video.   The video link is:  
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Somebody Wanted But So Then Story Cards
Retell, Summarize, In Order, With Meaning, Creativity and Detail is a breeze with this Story Building Writing Activity. Purpose: Reinforces summarization skills for fiction in a fun way. Students also get to write creatively while practicing grammar, usage etc. Each card set either focus’ on a rea
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SWBST (Somebody Wanted But So Then) Summarizing Bundle
This 11 page SWBST (Somebody Wanted But So Then) bundle is great for helping students learn to summarize text. The various resources which are included accommodate students from a wide range of reading levels. This can be used to build comprehension in whole-group or small-group settings. This bund
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Fairy Tale Story Map - Somebody Wanted But So Then
Somebody Wanted But So Then. Fairy Tale Story Map - Students can use this story frame for writing a fairy tale and illustrating it. Graphic organizer for the story using Somebody Wanted But So Then pattern. Includes a box on the second page for student illustration. This can also be used as a readi
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Problem and Solution (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
These worksheets are great for summarizing and problem/solution! Two worksheets included: Somebody, Wanted, But, So Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then Please leave feedback! Enjoy :)
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Somebody Wanted But So Then - Summarizing Strategy
This is an introduction powerpoint for the somebody, wanted, but, so, then strategy. This is a good strategy to use to begin teaching summarizing. It goes over each part of the strategy. Then it uses a common story to model the strategy.
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Rooted in Reading:  Reading Focus Posters
These 110 Reading Focus Posters are used in our Rooted in Reading series. These posters can be printed out and displayed on a bulletin board or projected on a screen for the students to see. Here are the posters included: - Characters - Describing Characters - Examples of Describing Characters -
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Bowling for Summaries: Somebody .Wanted. But.So..Then. SWBST Summarize
Students will use the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then Summarizing strategy to summarize short stories. Students may take turns drawing cards , summarizing paragraphs, and bowling. Keep an eye out for the Bonus Turn cards  There is a visual aid provided along with a SWBST graphic organizer to fil
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How to Summarize A Story - Somebody Wanted But So Then
With this summarization method, your students will be able to summarize an article or other short reading. What's included: eight PowerPoint slides with examples your students can relate to and will understand. This presentation was written with common sense, in a Common Core State Standards-frien
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Somebody Wanted But So
Somebody wanted but so (S/W/B/S) helps studetns to summarize a story in one to two sentences. I created an example for the students so that they had a picture to remind them of what to do. The picture cards can be used in a cooperative learning structure to practice summarizing the story parts. T
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Somebody Wanted But So Then (Summarizing)
Try out this Common Core-Learning Strategy with your students. This graphic organizer is a quick and easy way to summarize a story. The Somebody-Wanted-But-So Graphic Organizer is a great scaffolding technique for guiding students to give a summary fictional text. If your students working on summar
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Summary Chart (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
I have found this to be the easiest way to get kids to write a summary for a fiction story. Short, sweet, and painless! Students fill in the story title, author, and setting for the story. Then they fill out the somebody, wanted, but, so, and then portions of the chart. When completed and read
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Summarizing Graphic Organizer: Somebody Wanted But So Then
Have you been looking for a great way to work on summarizing stories with problems and solutions? What about your quest for a graphic organizer that also guides students with how to respond? Look no further! This *FREE* graphic organizer is exactly what you've been seeking! ************************
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Summary Writing-Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then...
I use this summarizing strategy to help scaffold the summarization of fiction texts. Great for any age!
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Somebody Wanted But So Graphic Organizer for Summarizing
This Somebody, wanted, but, so graphic organizer is a summarizing strategy inspired by Jennifer Seravallo. It helps students to think about the most important elements of a story before going to the comprehension questions or before creating a written response. It is easy to reference and students c
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SUMMARIZING Graphic Organizer (Somebody In Wanted But So...)
Summarizing foldable graphic organizer. Fold vertically, then cut on the bold vertical lines of the top fold.
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Somebody Wanted But So Then Flipbook
This is a flip book to guide students through using Somebody Wanted But So Then as a summarizing strategy. There are two file versions to help with two sided printing, which can sometimes be tricky.
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Fiction Book Report Form - Somebody Wanted But So Then
This book report form will help students identify important story elements such as characters and setting. It will also address the common core standards of using evidence from the text and summarizing.
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{FREE} Somebody - Wanted - But - So - Then {Fiction Retelling Poster}
AS A HUGE THANK YOU for all my followers and faithful customers, I created this super CUTE retelling poster to hang at the front of the room or to put in reading journals to help your little friends to remember how to RETELL or SUMMARIZE their favorite FICTION STORY! This is a perfect little remind
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Somebody Wanted But So Then Foldable (Interactive)
This foldable will help students practice and master their summarizing skills. Purpose: To construct a graphic organizer to summarize story elements. This foldable will go great into the students interactive notebook. Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a text,
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Somebody Wanted But So Then Pirates Activity
Retell, Summarize, In Order, With Meaning, Creativity and Detail is a breeze with this Story Building Writing Activity. Purpose: Reinforces summarization skills for fiction in a fun way. Students also get to write creatively while practicing grammar, usage etc. Each card set either focus’ on a rea
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Literature Summary Foldable: Somebody Wanted But So Then
This one-page file is a five-tab foldable that students can use to summarize the major events in the plot of a text. "Somebody" tab is used to describe the protagonist; "Wanted" is used for explaining the goals of the protagonist; "But" is for describing the conflicts keeping the main character fro
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Somebody, Wanted, But, So Graphic Organizer
Help your students summarize stories using this graphic organizer. The graphic organizer is broken into four boxes. In the first box they must describe the character (sombody). In the second box they describe what the charcater's goal is (wanted). In the third box they describe a conflict that t
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Somebody Wanted: Summarizing Big Bookmark
The Somebody Wanted strategy is a research-based activity that can be used in a variety of formats. A great one is the Big Bookmark, which gives students at any level a framework to identify key elements. At the elementary level you can begin by creating a table and use it often in small or large gr
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A Somebody Wanted But So Then Activity
Retell, Summarize, In Order, With Meaning, Creativity and Detail is a breeze with this Story Building Writing Activity. Purpose: Reinforces summarization skills for fiction in a fun way. Students also get to write creatively while practicing grammar, usage etc. Each card set either focus’ on a read
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Summarizing Fiction Using SWBST "Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then" Format.
Summarizing Fiction Using "Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then" Format. Using the "SWBST" strategy in this format has GREATLY improved my kiddoes summaries of fiction books. I enlarge this chart and we practice together multiple times using read alouds. Then, when they are ready, I shrink this page down
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Summary - Somebody Wanted But So Then...
An excellent worksheet to help organize students, and teach summarizing in a quick and easy format. This worksheet can be used for a range of grades. It helps break down the concept of summarizing into five simple parts. After using the top portion as a graphic organizer, students can practice summa
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Summarize by using Somebody-Wants-But-So strategy
This popular strategy is a great tool for helping students to summarize text. It is most often used to find the plot summary in fiction, however, it can very often be used in nonfiction as well.
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