Do your students have a hard time writing summaries that get to the point? This method of summary writing may help them to narrow down the main idea and back it up with details from the text.
Included in this product is a PPT presentation that can be used to help students write topic sentences and summaries. This lesson uses the SAAC (State it, Author, Action, Complete the Sentence) strategy to help students write topic sentences. There is also a worksheet where they can practice writing a summary that be used with any article!
The example topic sentence and summary in the presentation is meant to be funny, but can be edited to something more relevant to your topic at the time.