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Summarizing Text in the Primary Classroom

Genius Tip! After reading a text, give students 20 counters. Then have them give a 20 word summary of what they read. Perfect for younger students who might not be ready to write their summaries, but get them to think about what they are sharing.

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Summarizing Task Cards: Informational Text Short Passages

Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. $

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Students use hash tags to practice one-word summary writing. Can use as quick check for understanding of events, people, or theories. What an outstanding strategy!! Could even use at the end of a lesson to put on exit slip.

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Reading Stations FREEBIE! Response sheets for Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listening, Writing, and Word Study. ENJOY!

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Writing Summaries

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

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summary poster...it's frustrating when need to challenge them & make the work more rigorous when some kids still can't summarize when they get to 6th grade :-/

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Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies (Got to Teach!)

Here's a super simple and fun project that you can have your students complete during your next novel study. I call them "Matchbook Summaries," for lack of a better term, and they require little prep

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