Summarizing Nonfiction Text | Summary Writing Task Cards Anchor Charts Organizer

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Help your students write the perfect nonfiction summary as they read any informational text with these summarizing activities, organizers, and daily tasks!

This product includes both a print and digital version.

You will love the modeled writing example included to help your students see a nonfiction summary. Use the example to show students what is expected and annotate together as a class.

Informational passages and task cards included to help students practice summarizing nonfiction. Organizers can be used with text included or any text!

Anchor chart posters and student reference sheets are informative resources for young readers both during this nonfiction summarizing unit and throughout the school year. With a variety of graphic organizers, question stems, and practice activities your students will be writing the perfect nonfiction summary in no time!

These activities can be used with any nonfiction book your students are reading!

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Link for Google Slide use and digital directions

✓“What is a Nonfiction Summary?” Anchor Chart Poster

✓“Summary VS. Retell” Anchor Chart Poster

✓“How To Summarize” Anchor Chart Poster

✓“Summarizing Helps You…” Anchor Chart Poster

✓“When to Summarize” Anchor Chart Poster

✓Modeled Nonfiction Summary Writing (using The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons)

✓Summarizing Nonfiction Student Reference Sheet (in 3 different sizes)

✓Student Summarizing Note Sheet for Read Aloud (perfect pre-assessment)

✓Main Idea Organizer for Summary

✓6 Student Summarizing Graphic Organizers

✓TSMIDS Poster and 3 Graphic Organizers

✓Important VS Interesting Information Poster and Graphic Organizer

✓Student Important Information Sticky Note Organizer

✓Student Summary Question Stems for Independent Reading

✓Additional Summarizing NF Activity pages and Illustration Page

✓8 Summarizing Task Card Activities

✓4 Summarizing Practice Sheets

✓NF Summarizing TEacher Scoring Rubric

✓Teacher Suggestions, Notes, and Book Recommendations

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"I wish I would have bought this product at the beginning of the school year because my students would have rocked summarizing!"

"Very thorough resource for teaching summarizing."

"Great resource even for my students who dislike writing!"

"Wonderful resource. My students liked this very much!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


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