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Writing Summary of a Non-Fiction Text (Paragraph Frame for ELLs)
This document contains a graphic organizer and two versions of paragraph writing frame for helping ELL students write a summary of a non-fiction text. I use the longer paragraph-writing frame (it prompts students to add examples) with higher level English language proficiency students and the shorte
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Writing a Summary for Non-Fiction Texts
Writing a Summary for Non-Fiction Texts. Nonfiction texts fill our lives. Summarizing non-fiction text needs to be taught explicitly, and students should be able to clearly describe how to create a summary, and what a good summary is. I hope you enjoy using this worksheet in your classroom or at ho
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How to Write a Summary Non Fiction Graphic Organizer for Middle School
This two page Summarizing Article or Short Story in One Paragraph Graphic Organizer was created for use with my own students. I noticed that many students struggle with the ability to summarize so I created this helpful guide to give them SIMPLE step by step instructions. On the first side, studen
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Main Idea Writing a Summary: Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing
Writing a Summary: Common Core Informative/Explanatory Writing Activities - NO PREP - Just print and go! This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE. Summarizing is a life-long skill. Our students will enter the real world soon and will find themselves having to
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Nonfiction - Central Idea and Writing Summaries {FREE}
Under the Common Core Standards, students must be able to identify a main idea in their reading as early as grade 2. The concept of finding a main or central idea and being able to provide an objective summary of a text continues to be found in each grade, up to grade 12. These easy-to-use graphic o
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Nonfiction Passages to Practice Writing Summaries
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: This resource contains 5 worksheets. Each worksheet contains a nonfiction passage, followed by the directions "Write a 3-4 sentence summary in the space below." Answer keys are included, along with the graphic organizer that I use with some of my students who need addi
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Lesson Pack for RI.5.2 (Main Idea and Writing Summaries)
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2. RI.5.2 says students should, "Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text." This product contains the following resources:
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Summary Writing  Lesson for a Non-fiction Text
Three pages of student handouts and a teacher's direction page for helping students write a well-organized summary. PLEASE SEE THE PREVIEW FOR A LOOK AT ALL PAGES. Great for all students including those who struggle with writing. Use in conjuction with any text, this lesson also monitors compre
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Determine Main Idea and Summary - Nonfiction
Summarizing nonfiction text can be difficult for middle school students. This resource contains activities for prereading, during reading and concludes with a summary checklist for students to check their own work before being assessed. Easily usable with any nonfiction text. Prereading activity
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Writing Summaries: Posters & Sentence Starters for ELLs & Beginning Writers
Give your students support in writing summaries of fiction and non-fiction texts! The organizational frameworks show what kind of information should be included when writing a summary. The sentence starters offer a variety of writing prompts that your students can use to write summaries. Two 8.5"
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How to Write a Summary Slide Show
This 20-slide PowerPoint teaches students how to write both fiction and nonfiction summaries, and gives them practice summarizing short passages. Uses the SWBST trick for fiction.
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Writing Summaries Craftivity
Writing Summaries Craftivity is a great hands on, creative way for your students to work on their summarizing skills. Included in this activity are 5 different non-fiction reading passages, anchor charts for using MIWs (Most Important Words) and for writing summaries, and a fun and easy craftivity f
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Summary Writing Practice Nonfiction Activities - Matching Notes Puzzles
Help your students understand how to write a summary using these nonfiction text puzzles about owls and sharks. Students match the corresponding puzzle pieces of the summary and notes with the correct text. These puzzles help ESL students further understand how to write a summary and notes. This is
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Summary of Nonfiction - Template
This is a template to get students started writing a more complete summary of a piece of nonfiction without retelling it like they often do. It was modeled after the AVID strategy of providing a template for a rhetorical precis. This is, however, on a more basic level than that because my students w
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Writing Templates: Nonfiction Reading Response and Informative Writing
Writing Templates: Nonfiction Reading Response and Informative Writing These templates are perfect for reading and writing informational texts. They can help your students process the information they read, and guide them through writing their own informational pieces. How to use writing template
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Writing Summaries
When teaching students how to write summaries I use a "Name It, Verb It, Big Picture" chart. This chart assists the students in writing strong topic sentences, identifying a main idea, and choosing details or events from stories to help them create a well thought out summary of a fiction or nonfict
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Writing A Summary {Graphic Orgnizer}
This graphic organizer can be used to help students effectively write a summary of a fiction or nonfiction piece. Students write the main idea of the whole article and then list one key detail in a complete sentence for each paragraph. After, have the students combine all of the sentences to creat
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How To Write a Summary
This product is meant to be an overview of the topic of summarizing. It discusses the following topics: 1. What is a Summary? 2. How to Write a Summary 3. What Information is Considered “Important” 4. Why Summarizing is an Important Skill 5. Reasons for Writing a Summary 6. Highlighting Key Inform
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Summary-Nonfiction-Write and Analyze
This nonfiction pre-summary sheet was designed to give students an opportunity to write the main idea of each section of a nonfiction book, as well as 2 facts that go with the main idea. I have included a student and teacher checklist so children can see their weak areas and use it to make improveme
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Summary Writing-Summary Preparation and Construction Graphic Organizers
Using these graphic organizers, students will be able to transfer and organize the facts and evidence they've gathered from a non-fiction article in one place before they develop their actual paragraph. This PDF file includes the following: -Four page lesson page describing the process I've taken
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Lesson Pack for RI.4.2 (Main Idea and Writing Summaries)
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2. RI.4.2 says students should, "Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text." This product contains the following resources: Lesson Progr
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Science Writing Templates: Nonfiction Reading Response and Informative Writing
Science Writing Templates: Nonfiction Reading Response and Informative Writing These templates are perfect for reading and writing about informational texts. They can help your students process the information they read, and guide them through writing their own informational pieces. How to use wr
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How to Write Fiction and Nonfiction Book Summaries in English
There are two sheets in this document. One is for fiction summaries and one is for nonfiction summaries. It tells students what they need to include in each summary and how to organize it into a paragraph. This is a great sheet for students to glue in their notebooks as a reminder of how to orga
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Main Idea, Details, Summary (Non-Fiction) with GATE Icons
Printable notes using Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Icons (GATE Icons) to identify MAIN IDEAS and DETAILS to construct a non-fiction summary. For interactive notebooks.
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