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Summarizing Fiction with a Plot Summary Chart (w/ CCSS)

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The lesson provides an effective graphic organizer, a Plot Summary Chart, to help students summarize a short story, a novel, or a play (or a chapter from a book or a scene from a play). Students use the Plot Summary Chart to plan and draft their summaries.

The 10-page lesson includes reading and writing Common Core State Standards, lesson objectives, 2-page detailed guidelines and suggestions for modeling and teaching retelling and summarizing, the Plot Summary Chart, a sample of a Completed Plot Summary Chart, a sample of a revised summary paragraph, an additional sample of a student plot summary chart, a student draft (with teacher feedback), a student final draft, and an assessment rubric.

I usually use this lesson at the beginning of the school year, model it several times, and have students practice it throughout the school year. They show great improvement in summarizing texts and increase their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.
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