3 comprehension strategies bundled into one download!
These worksheets are intended to be scaffolds for students who are developing their summarizing skills when reading a text. These worksheets are great for literacy centers, or literature circles. Modifications can be made, but here are the ways in which I use each strategy in my classroom.
Summarizing with Pictures Strategy
Students read a text, or teachers read aloud to students, and the students draw out 4 main events that happened in the story. They can orally explain to the teacher, or a partner/small group, in order to retain what they read and practice summarizing.
5 Ws Strategy
Students fill out "who, where, and when" first, and then use their notes to write down a main event in the "what" section, and the causes that lead to the main event in the "why" section.
Students read a text, or teacher reads aloud, and they fill out the worksheet with 3 interesting facts/details/ideas, 2 insights/connections, and 1 question they still have after reading the text. The 3 ideas are meant to help students summarize by picking out 3 main details, the 2 connections help students find things in common with characters and their situations, and the 1 question is for students to think critically about the text and what they would like to know more about, or what they are inferring about the text.