See the story summary anchor chart and worksheets by downloading the preview. This item gave my students the knowledge and confidence they needed to successfully summarize a story. To quote a student "Now I get it, and it's NOT that hard!"
SCOPES gives students an acronym for retelling a story. It's easy to remember story elements using this system. All elements are defined in a comprehensive way, allowing students a much deeper, more critical understanding of text.
-Anchor Chart (teaching poster).
-A student summary guide (all terms are clearly defined) allowing students to work within the framework of greater support.
-A summary graphic organizer (students write key words and phrases only) encouraging students to work more independently.
-Student summarizing directions encouraging the use of complete sentences, revision, and editing (allowing for independence).
This item encourages the gradual release of responsibility and easily allows for differentiation.
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