Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organizers for Summarizing

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Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
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7th, 8th
Common Core Standards
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Purpose: To help students organize a text in order to write a complete summary. Can be used effectively with a short text (paragraph to a page) or a longer text (2 pages +)

Includes 2 Graphic Organizers:
1 for Non-fiction (informational) Text
1 for Fictional Text

Each Graphic Organizer helps students to fill in key points during reading, and then transfer those key points into a paragraph as a final summary after reading.

Also Included: Completed Sample Organizers *texts used for samples are NOT included
Non-Fiction: Sample organizer using an informational text about outlaw Jesse James from *"The Wild
Side: Crime & Punishment" text by Henry& Melissa Billings

Fiction: Sample organizer completed using the short story *"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto

How to Use: (copy graphic organizers as a 2 sided document with the summary box on the back)
NON-FICTION Initial Lesson:
1. Read a text as a class and pause throughout the text to fill in the appropriate boxes.
2. Project a copy of the organizer on the board and complete the boxes along with the class (the samples included here are the examples I completed with my class. I projected these exact samples with red text on the board and filled in as a class)
3. After completing the story, flip the paper over and have the students use the boxes to write a summary.
Suggestions:
Write the summary as a class and continue to project on the
Board OR Leave the example projected on the board so the
students can see the boxes and write their summary without
flipping the paper over.

Notes:
Depending on the length of your text Not ALL the boxes will be used while reading. For a short text, you may only fill in the top line (beginning). For a longer text though, you may fill in boxes for beginning, middle, and end. As seen on the sample, we filled in most of the boxes because it was a longer story. Even though the "who", "what", "where" were repeated sometimes I still had the students fill in each box to keep them on track while we were reading.
Tip: Have students go back and circle or highlight all the information that was repeated (like "Jesse James" and "Missouri" in the sample) and then discuss that repeated information is usually important and should therefore be included in the summary.

Follow-up Lesson:
Have students read a text and complete the organizer and summary on their own or with partners

Grading Suggestions:
I usually give a completion grade for the organizer and an assessment grade for the summary.
I score the summary on 10 points - 2 points each for "Who", "what", "where", "when", "why" (I don't include "how" because there may not be one)

Extension:
I write what is missing at the bottom ("who?" "what?") while grading and then hand back to the students to add the missing information from the front organizer.


FICTION Initial Lesson:
1. Read a text as a class and pause throughout the text to fill in the appropriate boxes.
2. Project a copy of the organizer on the board and complete the boxes along with the class (the samples included here are the examples I completed with my class. I projected these exact samples with red text on the board and filled in as a class)
3. After completing the story, flip the paper over and have the students use the boxes to write a summary. Use the Key words in the boxes as transition words between sentences.
Suggestions:
Write the summary as a class and continue to project on the
board OR Leave the example projected on the board so the
students can see the boxes and write their summary without
flipping the paper over.

Notes:
Depending on the length of your text Not ALL the boxes will be used while reading. For a short text, you may only fill in the top line (beginning). For a longer text though, you may fill in boxes for beginning, middle, and end.

Tip: For some more complex short stories you may have 2 mini stories going on that need to be summarized (an example of this would be the short story/folktale "Aunty Misery" by Judith Ortiz Cofer"). In stories like this, the 3 "then" boxes (beginning, middle, and end) are helpful as well as sometimes adding in a second "but" or "so".

Follow-up Lesson:
Have students read a text and complete the organizer and summary on their own or with partners

Grading Suggestions:
I usually give a completion grade for the organizer and an assessment grade for the summary.
I score the summary on 12 point scale - 2 points each for "somebody", "wanted", "but", "so", "then", "finally".
You can even add in additional points if there is more than one "so" or "then" you want them to identify"
*Grading the fiction summaries can be a bit more complicated because students tend to want to add in more details that are not from the key points in the organizer, this is why I really try to encourage them to use those key organizing words as transitions.

Extension:
I write what is missing at the bottom ("somebody" "wanted") while grading and then hand back to the students to add the missing information from the front organizer.
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Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
Organize to Summarize: Non-Fiction & Fiction Graphic Organ
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