These 3 short passages and criteria tables help your students think strategically when choosing the best summary.
Short Passages & Criteria Tables
To Use: Students read the short passage, then read four summaries of the passage. Along with each summary is a criteria table. Students fill out the criteria table to determine whether the summary is "weak" or "strong." Then they select the strongest summary. A key is included.
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Perfect for Test Prep.
I love to use these passages around testing season. Even students who excel at writing their own summaries might have difficulty choosing the "best" summary out of a collection. This resource breaks the process down and helps students internalize the structure of a strong summary.
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