Learning to write a summary can be a tricky skill for students. It is not always easy to pick the appropriate information to include. One way I help my students write a summary is with google docs. Click here to learn more.
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Graphic organizers like this can help English Language Learners because it helps to break down definitions in an easier way, rather than looking at a complicated note page. It also compares what a summary is and what it is not. These are helpful because it gives examples of both, which is helpful for ELL students. Also, in this organizer, key words are underlined!
This is a good way to help students see the main idea of a nonfiction piece. It also helps them summarize a story so they can use this paper to reference the work later without searching the entire document again. Finally, it is a good way to show them that all good work has main points that are supported by details.
This Common Core Aligned Informational Summarizing Resource Pack is appropriate for students in grades 3-8. The Common Core says that students should be immersed in informational text. This resource will teach your students how to closely read informational text, determine important information, text structure, and author's purpose. Students will use this knowledge to successfully and fluently summarize informational text. $
Summary Packet~ This kid-friendly packet makes it easy for students to independently write summaries. Students follow step-by-step directions to create a clear, logical, and complete summary of any fiction or nonfiction selection. Teach the process one time, then let the students use it over and over, all year long!