Summarization is difficult, it requires practice and guidance. These eight non-fiction passages focus on something that kids love--toys--giving them the chance to extend their summarization skills while learning interesting facts about the toys they love.
This product is designed to help your students analyze summaries in order to weed out weak summaries from a list. Each page contains a short non-fiction passages and then four summaries. Students must choose the strongest summary out of the four. Along with each summary there is a table with criteria for weak and strong summaries. Students check the appropriate boxes in order to help them determine the best summary.
These passages have been useful to me around testing season. I hope this product makes summarization easier for your students as it did for mine. Enjoy!
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