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This "summary" bundle includes a PPT presentation on summarizing which explains what to summarize and how to create your own summary. In the PPT there are passages, graphs, and even hyperlinks to videos which students can use to practice their summarizing skills. Additionally, there is a packet which includes guided notes based on the PPT and room for students to practice their summarizing skills both through the guided practice examples (from PPT) and independent practice with four new examples! Also included is the accompanying lesson plan which I wrote and carried out for an observation.
My district has a "word of the month" each month and that is how I came up with this lesson for my skills class. Because the skills class meets each day, the independent practice examples were meant to be completed over the course of a week when students had some down time or forgot to bring their homework with them. However, you can modify the packet to include more or less examples depending on the needs of your class. It is totally do-able to complete the PPT and guided practice examples in one class period!
This bundle is perfect for an ELA class or study skills class!