Summarizing fiction can be a tricky skill for kids, but not with this NO-PREP, print-and-go activity! This product contains anchor charts for summarizing and determining character traits, as well as a high-interest short story about a penguin with giant feet! Students are then provided with a fill-in chart and writing page for summarizing the story and a fill-in organizer for finding evidence of character traits. An answer key with sample responses is also provided!
“How to Summarize Fiction” anchor chart
“Examples of Character Traits” anchor chart
“The Giant-Footed Penguin” short story
“How to Summarize Fiction” fill-in chart
“Let’s Write our Summary Paragraph!” page
“Character Traits and Evidence” fill-in chart
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