Strategic, No-Prep Activity—Great for Whole Group or Small Group Test-Prep!
Each of these eight nonfiction passages feature a classic toy—Kites, LEGOS, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, Super Ball, Yo-Yos, Spinning Tops, and Wind-Up Toys. Students read the short passage, then choose the best summary out of four.
When analyzing each summary, students weed out the weak summaries
and identify the strongest summary
by filling out criteria tables. These tables include criteria for a “weak” summary and a “strong” summary. Working through these tables helps you students strategically and systematically choose 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!
Fiction & Biography Mini-Passages with Summary Analysis:
Fascinating Fables with Summary Analysis
Writerly Biographies with Summary Analysis
You can get all 3 of my summary analysis products (27 passages: 8 expository nonfiction, 10 biographies, 9 fables) for a reduced price here:
This product can also be purchased as part of a larger TEST PREP BUNDLE.