This beginning set of task cards will help your students to understand how to summarize text. By presenting only one small passage at a time, the difficult task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. Each card includes a very short passage for students to read and summarize what the passage is about.
Students are at different levels of summarizing text in each grade level. Please check the images and examples below to see if this will match your grade level!
*16 task cards with A,B,C option
*16 task cards with no options - students summarize on their own and write on their blank answer sheets that are provided in this pack
*A,B,C option answer sheet
*Summarize task card covers
*Answer key for A,B,C options
*Color me when you finish tracking sheet
Check the examples below to see if this is what you are looking for!
Examples of Task Card passages:
Julie watched the ants as they carried small crumbs down the trail to the anthill. She thinks ants are very hard working little creatures. They are always carrying food or building tunnels. One thing you could say about ants is that they sure aren't lazy.
Which sentence best summarizes the story?
a. Ants carry many things.
b. Ants are hard workers.
c. Ants are lazy.
A duck told a frog to hop on her back. The duck gave the frog a ride around the lake. The frog had so much fun! After that, he played with the ducks every time they came to the pond.
What sentence best summarizes the story?
a. Ducks like to swim.
b. A frog has fun with a duck.
c. Frogs do not like ducks.
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