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Summarizing Stories
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 -Summarizing Stories
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Close Reading Story Elements Summarizing Stories
This is another GREAT close reading (small or whole group) lesson for getting observed! The 25 pages included in "Close Reading; Summarizing Stories" can be used for fictional stories, articles, events in history, biographies, poems, folktales ~ ANY text where you can use who, what, where, when,
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Summarizing Story Elements Strategy MiniPack
This product is designed to support students in learning and practicing a new strategy: summarizing story elements. Teacher pages explain how to use the gradual release model to help students move from learning the new strategy to supported practice to independent practice. Included in this produc
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Summarizing A Story
See the story summary poster and worksheets by downloading the preview. This item gave my students the knowledge and confidence they needed to successfully summarize a story. To quote a student "Now I get it, and it's NOT that hard!" SCOPES gives students an acronym for retelling
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Summarizing Story Elements Assessment
This is an End of Unit test that covers summarizing of fiction including story elements and a review of genre and author's purpose. The main reading passage is a poem, bringing in some additional challenge.
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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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The Strongest One - Treasures Reading - Summarizing & Story Elements
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Looking to improve your instruction? Hoping to keep your students engaged while at the same time maximizing instructional time and reducing your time working at home? Then this Powerpoint presentation is just the thing to accompany the reading of, "The Strongest One" by Joseph Bruchac. With stron
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Summarizing A Story Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer can be used for any story that you would like your students to summarize. It is set up to follow the... Somebody, Wanted, But, So format.
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Summarizing: Story Paths
I used these with my first graders. It was a great visual for them to use when discussing what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. I also put story events on slips of paper and my students laid them of the path in the order in which they happened.
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Flat Stanley Summarized Story PowerPoint
I read Flat Stanley to my class before we sent Flat Stanley to our friends and family. I was sad that the novel didn't talk more about Flat Stanley visiting friends and family then returning to the class to teach about his travels. I made a this PowerPoint to help the students connect the novel to a
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Summarizing the Story
This is an English/LA Activity that is ideal for students who are learning about finding key details in the text. It can be used all in a single day, one or two key details per day, or as a review. It is a very helpful and visually appealing item.
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Summarizing a Story Powerpoint
This presentation introduces students to writing a summary of a story. Working with the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", students look at strong summaries, weak summaries, and learn some tips for writing a good summary. By Emily Kissner More resources
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Summarizing Non-fiction and Summarizing Story-Bundle (for informational writing)
Do your students' summaries include everything or not much of anything? This often happens because students don't know what to include or what to leave out. The summarizing activities here will fix all of that. Each summarizing activity includes note-taking guides and paragraphing frames, making t
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Summarizing the Story Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer is designed to help students summarize a story using the SOMEONE, WANTED, BUT, SO, THEN, method. This can be used with the whole group or with novel groups or literature circles. Thanks for downloading! As always, feedback is appreciated!
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Reading and Summarizing Stories in PPT
In this lesson your students will read a short story and use text boxes to create their answers as well as write a short summary of the story provided.
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Summarizing a Story Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer is great to use to when you teach your students how to narrow down big ideas into only the most important details. I have used this organizer with picture books and chapter books. It's simple and straight forward which makes it perfect for independent work/classwork/homework f
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Summarizing the Story
Let's Sum it Up! Summarize the story beginning with the main character. Aligns with Common Core Standards Great for grades 3-5 RL.3
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Summarizing Stories Print and Go Activities
Need a fun, quick, and simple way to improve student summaries? This mini-unit teaches students what summaries are and how to write summaries that are short, and straight to the point in a fun and engaging way.
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Summarizing the Story
This activity can be used for young students, and is especially helpful for young students as they learn to summarize text. Teaching the basics of summarizing can be hard, but with this template you can encourage writing the main points, and illustrating the main ideas of any given text.
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Summary Writing: Summarize Any Story! Notes, Organizer, Text-Based Practice!
Are you introducing or reviewing narrative summary writing? Are your students struggling to summarize the stories they read? Do you need a reliable way to reinforce summary components with your students? If so, this product is for you! Summary-writing can be challenging, but this product has been
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Summarizing a Story
This graphic organizer shows how to summarize a story in four easy steps: Someone, Wants, But, Then. With each heading is a picture from the story of Cinderella to remind students of what they should write. It comes in 2 different layouts. Choose whichever you like best!
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Summarizing Story Structure Roller Coaster
This template and activity can be used with any story! Great for sequencing and easing into summarizing a text.
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Retelling/ Summarizing Story Flag Packet for Fiction and Nonfiction
FREE!!! Students retell a fiction or nonfiction story while designing a flag that represents something from the story. Add a popsicle stick to the left side to make the flag complete. This packet includes: - Fiction Retell Flag - Nonfiction Retell Flag - Main Idea and Supporting Details Flag Than
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How to Summarize a story
This worksheet helps student to understand how and why it is important to summarize during reading.
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Valenswine- Close reading, Summarizing, and Story Elements!
I hope you enjoy this sweet freebie! The blog post below shares 5 Valentine Ticks and Tricks plus links to a free science experiment to do on Valentine's Day! http://teachertothecore.blogspot.com/2017/02/valenswine-and-valentines-day-in.html
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Summarizing a Story
Many students put too much detail in a summary. Let's be honest, you already read the story. You just want to know if the child got the gist of it in less than seven sentences. This is a summarization poster. By using the acronym, students will be able to summarize a story using the most important s
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Summarizing Story Map FREEBIE
Students can use this resource to explain/summarize what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of a story. This is also an effective resource for sequencing stories. This resource includes handwriting lines to assist students with working on handwriting while simultaneously working on story el
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Summarizing a Story  graphic organizer
graphic organizer map to help students summarize a story!
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Reading Notebook Anchor Charts {Literature}
Reading Notebook Anchor Charts for skills and strategies at your students' fingertips. **Updated on 9/28/2017 to add two additional notebook charts for writing a summary.*** This product includes anchor charts for each Reading Literature Standard for Grades 3-5. You might also like anchor charts
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Stellaluna Activities Character and Book Study With Literacy Centers
The Stellaluna activities in this compete character and book study will help you turn your readers into comprehenders! Filled with 2 weeks of reading and writing activities, lesson plans, and assessments it includes comprehension lessons, 5 literacy centers, class anchor charts with all of the parts
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Reading Interactive Notebooks: Literature Grades 2-3
This Reading Interactive Notebook: Literature for Grades 2-3 is the latest in my series of interactive notebook products for reading and ELA. This notebook is truly interactive with templates that fold and flip for the students to interact with. This product is NOT simply pages and pages of definit
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The Recess Queen (graphic organizers, sorts, printables, and craftivities)
Have you read The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill? If not, then RUN to your local book store for a copy. It is such a fun and wonderful book that is perfect for back to school to discuss recess rules, being kind/unkind and bullies. It is also a great book to pull out after a long break from school fo
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Reading Passages and Comprehension Activities for the Whole Year
This pack is a bundle of all of my reading passages from various seasonal packs (see below). Each reading passage comes with comprehension questions that tackle a variety of skills that your first graders need to master. This pack will provide your students with plenty of practice to improve fluency
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Mitten: Literacy Activities for The Mitten by Jan Brett
Mitten: 43 pages - Extend the fun of "The Mitten" story by Jan Brett through these creative and engaging activities. This includes Literacy activities, worksheets, graphic organizers, and more which will help your students meet the Common Core State Standards. This pack includes: Character cards
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Reading Graphic Organizers | Reading Response Printables
Reading Graphic Organizers for Literature, Common Core Grades 4-8 Reading Response. This product includes over 90 reading graphic organizers for teaching the Common Core Reading Literature Standards. These are specifically designed to fit inside interactive notebooks, but can certainly be used even
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NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 40 Mentor Texts -Grade 2 (Better Than Basal)
This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 40 of your favorite mentor texts to use in second grade! (See the complete list below.) With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you'll be set for the
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Nutcracker Music Activities: Visuals and Activities for the Music Room
Need visuals, strategies, and activities to help teach Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" in your music lessons? This comprehensive 115-page unit includes: * "Follow Me" beat activity to the Nutcracker Overture: appropriate for grades K-1 * Nutcracker beat visuals for beat-tracking
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Close Reading Short Story MEGA-BUNDLE:140+ Pgs of CCSS Aligned Activities, PPTs
SAVE ALMOST 50% WITH 7 PRODUCTS IN 1! The ability to closely read and analyze text is central to Common Core. Using four classic short stories, this MASSIVE mega-bundle includes close reading activities—with detailed lesson plans, full texts of stories, and answe
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Retell Me A Story [Common Core Aligned Reading Resource K-3]
Retelling and summarizing a story (or part of a story) is an important reading skill that is emphasized in the Common Core beginning in Kindergarten and expected to be practiced with increasing independence as students move through elementary school. Through the activities and graphic organizers in
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The BFG by Roald Dahl: A Complete Novel Study!
Everything you need for a novel study on The BFG by Roald Dahl! There are many ways that you can use these resources. You can copy as an entire packet or you can copy pages individually! This can be for a small book club, or for the whole class! Inside you will find: About the Author Research Acti
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Creepy Carrots Book Study and Activities
Creepy Carrots Book Companion Pack I created this pack to complete with my students while reading and discussing Creepy Carrots! It is one of our absolute favorite read-alouds, and my students LOVE hearing it over and over again! In this pack, you will find tons of engaging activities to extend the
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Special Education Reading Curriculum- The Bundle 37 weeks of reading skills
Do you struggle getting appropriate material for your special education kids that are below grade level! It can be so hard to teach grade level skills when students reading ability is a struggle! Well, search no more! This resource includes 4 weeks of Reading Skills and Comprehension Practice! Each
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Patricia Polacco Author Study
Patricia Polacco Author Study You have everything you need to have a successful author study unit on Patricia Polacco! As students explore Patricia Polacco books, they will be learning skills such as character traits, theme, setting, sequencing and summarizing, story plot, and more
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Henry and Mudge Reading Trifolds and Response Sheets (for 20 books)
This pack includes reading trifolds for 20 popular Henry and Mudge books. (Download the preview to see which books are included). The trifolds cover a variety of reading strategies and skills including comprehension, inferencing, making predictions, summarizing, story sequence, and more. This is a
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Themes in Literature Central Message 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades  RL3.2 RL4.2 RL5.2
RL 3.2, RL 4.2, RL 5.2~ Theme & Central Message/ Retell or Recount Stories Determining the theme & central message in literature is one of the most difficult standards to teach without the proper tools or guiding questions. This common core theme pack is LOADED with all th
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The Ultimate Gingerbread Literature Study {Common Core Aligned}
This is the Ultimate Gingerbread Literature Unit! It covers activities for 7 Gingerbread stories. Every book has 4-5 activities to go along with it. Most of the literature activities are aligned to the Common Core Standards. My students love hearing the different Gingerbread Stories. I hope you have
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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar: A Complete Novel Study!
Everything you need for a novel study on There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar! There are many ways that you can use these resources. You can copy as an entire packet or you can copy pages individually! This can be for a small book club, or for the whole class! Inside you will find:
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Mitten: Math & Literacy Activities for The Mitten by Jan Brett
Mitten: 80 pages - extend the fun of "The Mitten" story by Jan Brett through these creative and engaging activities. This includes Math and Literacy activities, worksheets, graphic organizers, and more which will help your students meet the Common Core State Standards. This pack includes:
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Book Report Lapbook
This pencil shaped lapbook works with any fiction book! Prepare to be amazed by how engaged your students become. What are lapbooks? A lapbook is a file folder that is refolded a certain way. Inside, learners glue in notes or foldables on a particular topic. What is incl
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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade:  December {Read Alouds with Lessons and Activities}
3rd grade teachers, are you looking for something to transform your ELA block? Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week. The teacher reads the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions,
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Chocolate Touch Novel Study
This novel study unit provides you with a variety activities to guide comprehension and discussion including chapter questions, written response, character study, and vocabulary questions. Includes: *Chapter questions for each chapter of The Chocolate Touch (including vocabulary and discussion ques
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Charlotte's Web by E.B. White: A Complete Novel Study!
Everything you need for a complete novel study on Charlotte's Web by E.B. White! There are many ways that you can use these resources. You can copy as an entire packet or you can copy pages individually! This can be for a small book club, or for the whole class! Inside you will find: About the Aut
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