Summarizing Fun

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371 Ratings
Speech Time Fun
Grade Levels
3rd - 12th
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16 pages
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I have several kids who are very into movies and they love doing this activity! Has really helped us to focus in on retell and listening.
I loved this resource. It helped me get the students to understand how they can summarize something they are familiar with!
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Present your students with summarizing activities that are actually fun! Your students will enjoy writing or telling summaries based on the popular movies and stories included in this product. This is a challenging skill for many students to master, so make it more authentic for them by providing them with activities that are relevant to their lives and to pop culture.

NOTE: This product is included in my Activities for Older Students Bundle. If you have already purchased or plan to purchase the bundle, then do not purchase this product.


What awesome summarizing activities are included?

★ Visual to assist in understanding

★ Introduction: Students will read (or hear) summaries about popular movies/stories. They must use the information provided to name the movie/story. This will help illustrate the importance of the key pieces of information needed. Can students identify the key pieces using the visual?

★ Summarizing Graphic Organizer: Use this to teach and to practice organizing for writing/telling summaries.

★ Summarizing Practice: This includes a short story to practice using the graphic organizer and then writing/telling a summary. Comprehension question cards are included to use with any motivating game, activity, or drill.


What are other customers saying about this product?

"While this is going to be great for introducing and practicing summarization concepts, I'm also going to use this for a student that has difficulty with executive function and recall. SO glad I got this. Just what I didn't know I was looking for! ;-)"

"My 6-8 grade special education students really enjoyed guessing the movie summaries, and producing their own while peers tried to guess the movie. Thanks!"

"My kids had a lot of fun with these and then extended the activity to make up their own. Thanks!"


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