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, students answer questions such as who/what/where/when.
It also teaches students to create a topic sentence and supporting sentence.
On the second side, students put it all together in a 5 sentence summary paragraph.
There is also room for students to write new words learned and also a checklist for reviewing their own work.