Summarizing nonfiction texts can be somewhat daunting for both students and teachers alike. It's pretty simple to teach students how to write a fictional summary. Just break it down by the plot. When it comes to nonfiction, non-narrative texts, it's not so black and white.
The materials in this product (which are also included in my Summarizing Nonfiction Text Bundle
available through my store
) will help you to break down the process of summarizing nonfiction in a sensible manner. I have included a suggested lesson plan, worksheets to accompany two visual texts (news articles) about fat letters and an amazingly literate baby, and a worksheet for any print article of your choice.
If you are looking for a manageable way to teach reading comprehension and written summarizing of nonfiction texts, you will find this package extremely useful.