Do you have parents that ask you for 'extra work' ?
Are you tired of scouring for reading passages to send home and reluctant to send them because you may use it later in the year?
I was in the same boat. I have parents that WANT to help their children and would like to work with their child over skills that their kids are learning but they just don't know what to do.
I provided an thorough PDF that explain the types of ways to summarize:
Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then
Problem, Rising Action, Climax, & Solution
Explanations of each type of summary
Graphic organizers to support each summary.
Ideas to implement the learning from home.
Non-ficiton summary (How-To)
Graphic Organizers for non-fiction
Non-fiction ideas to implement at home
Definitions of text features
Question stems for non-fiction to ask child as they are reading
Send the PDF to struggling students, or attach in an e-mail with your newsletter to help parents!
No more scouring to find ideas for parents, they have the answers in this one PDF!
I hope this helps you ease the communication with parents!