Summarizing is one of the most important skills for reading comprehension. Use this teaching pack for fiction, nonfiction, and even poetry!
Whether students are taking the ACT, EOC, or reading stimuli for state writing tests, they must be able to fully understand and summarize the text. This particular summarizing strategy provides a formula that students can use quickly and easily to gain quick understanding. It is also a very handy and easy way for assessment to measure learning. Great for chapter summaries, lesson analysis, etc.
What makes this product different from other SWBST products? It is the most comprehensive SWBST teaching and reinforcement pack available for upper middle to high school.
- Teaching lecture in PowerPoint and PDF formats; 15 slides with examples and explanations in a teach and go format
- It comes with two graphic organizers in Word for student handouts for any text.
- Teacher's guide 4 page ebook included.
- There are 6 creative hands-on activities that can be used for reinforcement and reteaching in small or large group, including a no prep flip flap book, other interactive notebook inserts, Twitter templates, games, and more
- Sketch notes for guided note taking during the lecture
- It is not grade or subject specific. Differentiate for any level of student. It's all in your pack!
Take any text you are reading and have students complete the short summary template (somebody, wanted, but, so, then) for main ideas throughout the year once you teach it with this pack. I use it every week with my students.
It's all right here for you in one flexible, easy to download, ready to go teaching pack!
Each of my ELA skills lesson packs includes a teacher's guide lesson plan, an easy-to-use PPT lecture explaining the concept, guided practice, opportunity for collaborative and individual practice, and a form of assessment. Download the preview file for what's included!
Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ “My 10th grade intensive reading students absolutely love this strategy. They got a kick out of the first three words, "someone, wanted, but...." and I went with it because, hey, it's a strategy they will remember. Thank you for making this available! It works for ANY kind of text.”
♥ “This was perfect practice for our keystone exams, plus it helped me in creating additional resources for my students who struggle with reading comprehension. Thank you for a great resource!!”
♥ “I've taught the SWBST strategy for a few years, but these new resources will add more engagement. I've usually focused on fiction, so the informational resources will be especially useful. Thanks”
Teach your students how to close read and annotate texts in addition to summarizing so they can make the most of their reading experience. My Close Reading and Summarizing Power Pack is a great tool, and it's cost effective! It's Just a Click Away!
See my other English standards teaching packs while you’re here, too, and teach the fundamental skills first for success!
Close Reading & Annotating
Citing Textual Evidence
Evaluate Credibility of Websites
Propaganda and Logical Fallacies
Setting Affects Plot
Conflict Affects Plot
Homophones, Frequently Confused Words
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