This bundle contains 4 resources that will help you teach students how to write a summary about a nonfiction text.
To begin your instruction of how to write a nonfiction text summary, you will present the 40-slide PowerPoint
. It follows the following format:
Slides 1-5: Introduction & Key #1- Differentiate interesting and important.
Slides 6-11: Key #2- Identify the text structure used by the author.
This section includes 5 practice slides where students read a brief summary and identify the text structure.
Slides 12-14: Key #3- Identify the main idea and important supporting details.
Slides 15-23: How to write the Main Idea Sentence of a Summary
(Follow this pattern: identify text, verb, topic, and big idea- several examples are provided.) An example main idea sentence: In this book (identify text), the author identifies (verb) several endangered animals (topic) and explores ways humans can work together to save these species from extinction (big idea).
Slide 24: A List of Strong Verbs for your Main Idea Sentence
Slides 25-39: Step by Step: Writing Entire Nonfiction Summaries
Students read a nonfiction passage, write a main idea sentence (like the one above), and then identify 2-3 key details. Once they have these pieces identified, they write their nonfiction summary. This section includes FIVE practice passages.
This file also includes a 4-page PowerPoint Companion handout
. This allows students to be completely engaged, writing on the handout and recording their summaries as you advance through the PowerPoint.
Once you complete the PowerPoint, students can create a matching Interactive Notebook entry
. This entry includes the three keys, a list of strong verbs, and a passage that will give students another opportunity to practice writing a main idea sentence.
Finally, a set of 5 practice passages
are included. Students read each passage and write a 3-4 sentence nonfiction summary. Answer keys are included, along with a graphic organizer for students who need additional support in writing their summaries.
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Are you looking for a summarizing nonfiction intervention resource, or summarizing activities designed to be used with a small group of students? You might want to check out my set of Summarizing Nonfiction Tri-folds! Click here!
Copyright by Deb Hanson 2015
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