Summarizing Activities | How to Write a Summary Anchor Chart 3rd 4th 5th SWBST

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Are you looking for activities to help your students summarize as they read? Help your students write the perfect summary with and without the framework "Somebody Wanted But So And" as they read with these easy-to-use and time-saving activities that will surely help your students succeed at writing summaries.

The included anchor chart posters and student reference sheets are informative resources to help guide your instruction and help students summarize independently as they read any book.

Summary modeled writing will help you show students what a well-written summary looks like.

The summary rubric will help make grading your students' written summaries a snap!

With a variety of graphic organizers, question stems, task cards, and practice activities your students will be writing the perfect summary in no time!

These activities can be used with any fiction book your students are reading!

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This set includes both a print version and a digital version.


Link for Google Slide use and digital directions

✓“What is a Summary?” Anchor Chart

✓“Summary VS. Retell” Anchor Chart

✓“How To Summarize” Anchor Chart

✓“When To Summarize” Anchor Chart

✓“Summarizing Help You…” Anchor Chart

✓Summarizing Student Reference Sheet (in 3 sizes)

✓Student Summarizing Note Sheet for Read Alouds and Preassessment

✓Summarizing Modeled Writing to use with the book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

✓Summarizing Rubric

✓Story Map for Story Element Review

✓7 Student Summarizing Graphic Organizers

✓SWBST Poster and 3 Graphic Organizers

✓SWBST Student Reference Sheet (in 3 sizes)

✓Important VS Interesting Information Poster and Graphic Organizer

✓Student Important Information Sticky Note Organizer

✓Summarizing Illustration Sheet

✓Student Summary Question Stems for Independent Reading

✓8 Summarizing Task Card Activities (with matching modeled writing summaries)

✓4 Summarizing Practice Sheets

✓Teacher Notes and Mentor Text Book Recommendations

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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