Summarizing Activities and Printables (Print & Digital)

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Summarizing is a difficult skill for students! Make it fun, easy, and interactive with this WEEK long set of summarizing activities! Both Print and Digital are included! This resource includes 5 days worth of lesson plans, activities, graphic organizer, craftivity, centers & more!

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Download the Building Comprehension standards guide to see the Common Core & TEKS standards related to this resource HERE!

Lesson 1: Students are grouped and are asked to organize story parts based on what part of the summary they are.

Lesson 2: Student color code summaries based on the summary parts

Lesson 3: Students cut, sort, and glue summaries with too little, too much, and just right information

Lesson 4: Students use sticky notes in groups to create a summary from a short text

Lesson 5: Students create a 'blind date' with a book display by wrapping books in brown kraft paper and writing their final summaries on the outside of the cover.

All activities are more hands on than normal summarizing worksheets. Direction pages and real photographs are also included! A graphic organizer, bookmark, anchor chart, craftivity, & center are all also included!

Digital pieces can be used in Google Slides, Google Classroom, and PowerPoint.

Each of the summarizing activities are designed to have a whole group and small group pieces and the lessons are designed to be done in order, but you of course can use the activities as you please!

This resource is a part of a large Building Comprehension Bundle! You can grab this largely discounted bundle with this resource and 16 other comprehension skills & strategies HERE for over 20% off!

Units included in the bundle are:

Summarizing (this one)




Problem & Solution


Making Inferences


Main Idea

Cause and Effect


Point of View

Text Structures

Text Features

Compare & Contrast

Fact and Opinion

Author's Purpose


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Total Pages
67 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


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