There are many ways to practice the skill of summarizing. This lesson has been designed to identify summarizing within the context of a ten minute drill. Students can demonstrate their acquired knowledge by being timed and asked to complete the reading followed by a brief summary of the text read. The set contains 20 short paragraphs; thus, allowing your students to practice the skill for the entire month. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. A suggested answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students.