Teaching With a Mountain View: Writing Summaries

Writing Summaries

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

Anchor chart:  How to find Main Idea!  freebie!!  TeacherKarma.com

Main Idea FREEBIE!

Another chart to help find the main idea for the story. All these charts help with basic comprehension finding while reading.

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Summarize Anchor Chart…image only. Have done this for starting narratives, but would be a good way to get that summary going after reading one! How to Eat Fried Worms instantly came to mind!

Four-Star Reading Responses - Use an anchor chart to show students the difference between a 1-star response and a 4-star response!

Four-Star Reading Responses

Four-Star Reading Responses - Use an anchor chart to show students the difference between a response and a response! by Deb Hanson of Crafting Connections!

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your 4th and 5th graders about main idea and details in nonfiction text? This unit includes 10 close reading passages and a test to help you teach Common Core Standard RI.4.2 and RI.5.2.

Main Idea & Details in Nonfiction- 4th & 5th Grade RI.4.2/ RI.5.2

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your and graders about main idea and details in nonfiction text? This unit includes 10 close reading passages and a test to help you teach Common Core Standard and

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Step 5 What does it represent? In "Eleven" the red sweater is a negative thing which represents her period because even thought it is nasty she has to deal with it. Just like the red sweater was nasty but she still had to deal with putting it on.

Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. 5-3-1. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard RI.2.1. by gayle

determine meaning of words or phrases in a text. Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard

Got to Teach!: Anchor Charts Galore

Anchor Charts Galore

Got to Teach!: Anchor Charts Galore

Informative Writing Unit CCSS Aligned Grades 3-5 Anchor charts, graphic organizer, rubrics

Informative/Explanatory Writing CCSS Grades 3-5

Informative Writing Unit CCSS Aligned Grades Anchor charts, graphic organizer, rubrics - Try to align to CCSS for gr 1

Summary Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

Reading Mini Anchor Charts

Summary Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal (Step Class Anchor Charts)

We often tell our students that their stories should have a beginning, middle and end, but do they know what that means? In this anchor chart students are taught what is included in the beginning, middle and end of a personal narrative. This anchor chart was created  as I was planning the 3rd grade Genre Writing from Unit 1 in Wonders.

Personal essay anchor charts in the classroom Anchor Charts as an Effective Teacher/Student Tool. Charts for classroom, crafted the essay structure chart.

Eclectic Educating: Nonfiction Summary - like the nonfiction tips

Jeanne: 2 / 9 / 15 - this is a nice chart about summaries that can be used to teach students about writing summeries. I would create this chart as a class and make a lesson out of it!

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