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Writing Summaries

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Teaching Students to Summarize with Google Docs

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.

Teaching Students to Summarize with Google Docs

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder - Such a hearty, comforting and CREAMY soup, made right in the crockpot. Let it do all the work for you! EASY!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder - Damn Delicious


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.

Writing Summaries

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5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

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!

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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts

FREE Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts--could be used in any subject. From Teaching with a Mountain View blog. FREE

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Spiral Math Homework for 1st Grade! {Common Core} 2 Weeks FREE!!!

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Tons of fun retelling activities!! Love these!

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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.

Non-Fiction Summary Articles - Google Drive


Monday Made It

Reading flaps that can be used with any fiction book. Perfect for literature circles.

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FREE : S'more sequencing (Includes other response to lit. forms)

Freebie! {Sample Reading Response Sheets}

Summarizing Poster: Girl - Two choices: What, When, Where, What, Why (for fiction) or Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then - Nonfiction: Facts and Important Information $

Summarizing Poster {Includes Girl and Boy}

Summarizing foldable!

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Summarizing Like a Superhero! anchor chart

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Summary Station

Summary Station - FREE printables

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Summary Station

3 summary graphic organizers

{FREE} Summary Graphic Organizers

Somebody Wanted But So Then - Summarizing Worksheet

Somebody Wanted But So Then - Summarizing Worksheet

First Grade Wow: Retelling Stories-anchor chart for parts of a story

First Grade Wow: Retelling Stories

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. $

Summarizing Informational Text Resource Pack

Great anchor chart for Summarizing. This 4th grade teacher has a ton of good ideas!

Life in 4B...: summarizing

Young Teacher Love: Writing Summaries free!!!

Young Teacher Love: Writing Summaries...

Retelling Stories with visuals. Includes Teacher Read Aloud, Anchor Charts, Large Puzzle Pieces, Bookmarks, Worksheets, Retelling Rubric, and RTI Intervention forms. $

Retelling Stories Activities/Rubric/RTI Interventions

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!


This Common Core Aligned Informational Summarizing Resource Pack is appropriate for students in grades four through eighth. The Common Core emph...

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