Summarizing SWBST Complete Teaching Pack, Traditional and Digital

Grade Levels
6th - 10th, Homeschool
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Summarizing is one of the most important skills for reading comprehension. Use this
no-prep teaching pack for fiction, nonfiction, and even poetry! Whether students are taking the ACT, EOC, analyzing stimuli for state writing tests, reading novels, or examining textual excerpts for class, they must be able to fully understand and summarize the text.

What's great about this method? 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. Plus, it can be used for summarizing any genre.

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. 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. It's all right here for you in one flexible, easy to download, ready to go teaching pack!


- Teaching lecture in editable PowerPoint and Google formats; plenty of examples and explanations in a teach-and-go format

- It comes with two graphic organizers in editable Word for student handouts for any text. Plus a fun, new set of Summarizing Sketch Notes you can make into a booklet for students to use with any text after the lecture. (PDF and Google format)

- Teacher's guide 4 page ebook included.

- There are 6 editable, 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 (PDF format, not editable due to layout and font choices)

- It is not grade or subject specific. Differentiate for any level of student. It's all in your pack!

Learn more before you give it a try: On Instagram

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”

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Teaching Middle and High School English Facebook Group

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Terms of Use: Please one classroom use only. Not to be shared online without proper security. Additional licenses sold at a discount at checkout. Original Cover Photography by Julie Faulkner. Images and art are documented on credits page in download. Product Created 2013-Updated 2019

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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