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- Teach your students to summarize a fictional piece of literature by using the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" strategy. This bundle of activities includes many practice opportunities! Students will read and summarize FOURTEEN fictional pieces.Begin by using the 54-slide PowerPoint to introduce the con$8.99$16.96Save $7.97
After students read a fiction passage, they will write a short summary using the Somebody Wanted But So Then strategy.
This PowerPoint will help you teach your students how to write a summary writing the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" summarizing strategy. It includes FIVE practice opportunities, including two classic stories (Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Emperor's New Clothes) as well as three original short stories.
Slides 1-4- Introduction to the SWBST strategy
Slides 5-15- Identifying parts of a SWBST summary
Slides 16-22- Instruction slides using Three Billy Goats Gruff
Slides 23-28- Practice passage #1
Slides 29-33- Using transition words in your summary
Slides 34-38- Practice passage #2
Slides 39-46- Discussion of how to proceed when the SWBST strategy "falls short" (The Emperor's New Clothes)
Slides 47-53- Practice passage #3
This file also includes a PowerPoint companion handout. Students will remain especially engaged when they write on their own handout as you advance through the PowerPoint. The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format.
Please note: You DO have my permission to convert this PowerPoint to Google Slides, and to share it with your students via Google Classroom. (A Google link is provided, but you may upload the PowerPoint to Google yourself, if you wish.)
Be sure to check out the PREVIEW where you will see many of the slides that appear in the complete PowerPoint!
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