Summarizing Fiction PowerPoint and Google Slides | How to Write a Summary

Brenda Kovich
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Description

Modeling is a powerful tool! Two versions of the summarizing slideshow provide modeling and guided practice in summarizing fiction. Using story elements, kids learn to write effective summaries.

The first presentation uses "somebody-wanted-but-then-so" to introduce early learners to the summary process. The second scaffolds to basic story elements (characters, setting, goal/motivation, obstacle, steps toward resolution, and outcome). You can choose the version that best suits your needs!

These slideshows and 15 pages of support material help students understand how to write a summary - and help you get the results you want on standardized testing. They provide a complete introduction; additional materials support students with summarizing throughout the year.

In each presentation, summarizing is modeled with a fable from Aesop, “The Dog and Its Shadow.” Then students practice their new skill with “The Fox and the Grapes.”

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities are classroom tested and kid approved. They are also part of the Fourth Grade Literature Skills Bundle, which addresses all fourth grade literature standards.

What’s Included

  • Lesson plans
  • Slideshow with modeling and guided practice using “somebody-wanted-but-then-so” (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
  • Slideshow with modeling and guided practice using story elements (PowerPoint and Google Slides
  • Hard copy of “The Fox and the Grapes”
  • Graphic organizers with tables for organizing elements
  • Themed stationery for summarizing “The Fox and the Grapes”
  • Additional resources – list of transition terms, generic organizers, quick summary checklist, introduction to theme, story arc template to use with any story
  • Links to forced Google Slides for all student materials
  • Links to three videos explaining the story arc and how it helps to summarize and find a theme

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Brenda Kovich

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Stories were adapted from The Aesop for Children, which was published in 1919 and is now in the public domain.

I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated on July 3, 2020.

Total Pages
90 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.

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