Summarizing with the Stars!

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Sarah Cooley
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1st - 5th, Homeschool
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When you summarize, think of how to retell your favorite movie to someone who has never seen it before. You tell “just enough” about it to introduce people to the characters and one or two of the main events. You don’t give too much away to spoil the ending for someone else!

Summarizing with the Stars gives your students plenty of creative and engaging ways to practice this challenging skill!

This packet includes:

4 creative movie themed graphic organizers:

1. Clapboard beginning/middle/end Flap Book

2. "Reel Wheel" sequencing craftivity

3. Story Board Flip Flop Book

4. Create a movie poster

Poppin' Problems Summary Game:

The teacher will read aloud problem summaries from well-known picture books, and students will guess which book. *Comes with a recording page*

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3 *Adorable* posters that detail rules for summarizing a fiction book, non-fiction, book, and biography.

Each poster comes with an activity that you can print and use as a mini-lesson to ensure your students understand how to summarize each genre.

Summarizing with the Stars Notecard Journal: students will have a place to keep the poster examples of summaries for fiction, non-fiction, and biography--and they will write their own summaries to add to the journal.

Everything you need to teach summarizing is in this fun packet!

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