Summarizing Task Cards Print or Google Slides for Distance Learning

Rachel Lynette
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Description

Each of these 24 Task Cards (and Google slides) features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. In addition, the word count limit will keep students from simply rewriting the entire paragraph. You may want to remind students that they must answer with a complete sentence (the challenge was issued as a word count instead as limiting to one sentence to avoid long, run-on sentences as answers). An answer sheet is included as well as a sample answer key.

Google Slides added July 2020 - Please see Preview for more images and details.

Because summarizing is such a difficult skill, I have included a SUM card and poster that can be used as a summarizing reminder. In addition, blackline versions of the cards are also included for printing on colored paper.

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Contents of this set include:

  • Directions and Suggestions
  • 24 Task Cards Color
  • 24 Task Cards Black Line
  • 24 Google Slides with Text Boxes
  • Challenge Card and Cover Card
  • Student Answer Sheets
  • Answer Key

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What teachers have said about this resource:

Student after reading the directions on the card, "What?! Only 12 words?! How can I do that?!" A comment from the same student after completing card, "Wow! This makes you really think about what's most important! You really have to use your brain!" Translation? Success! -Madeline Herrera.

After reading your free download 'Task Card Handbook', I was motivated to start using task cards. Now my students prefer using the task cards to practicing skills on work sheets. These non-fiction stories are perfect for getting at the main idea. Using only 12 words was difficult at first but then the students got into it. Tried moving the students from one seat to another and then posted the cards on the wall for them to finish by the end of the week. Great resource, great activities! -Lenore S.

I used this for my lesson I planned and taught for my TPA and it went with flying colors. I did a whole unit on theme of stories, short and long. Thanks! -Janet A.

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Common Core Standards addressed in this set:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 and RI.5.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy

RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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About the Author

These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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