Looking for a way to teach students about what a summary is, what a summary is NOT, and how to summarize? Want to help students become summary masters? The ability to summarize builds comprehension. Summarizing a narrative text helps students comprehend the plot of the story.
This FREEBIE uses the Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST) strategy. It is packed with ideas to keep your kids summarizing long after the lesson!
What does the RESEARCH say about why we teach summarizing?
According to Fountas and Pinnell, good readers are always taking information from the text and condensing it into a summary-type form. As readers pull out the most important information, they are constantly interpreting what the author is telling them and further developing the summary of the story.
What's included in this product?
*SWBST quarter-sheets to glue in journals or writing folders
*Examples and Non-Examples of a summary quarter-sheets to glue in journals or writing folders
*Full-size worksheet for students to write, in their own words, what a summary is and what a summary isn't
*SWBST blank summary sheet
*SWBST Log for students to summarize each book they read!
Also, check out my blog post about how I teach summarizing.
SWBST Summary Blog
As always feedback, suggestions and comments always welcomed!
Be sure to check my blog to see this product in action and for more ideas!