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A Reading Strategies Lesson: Finding Details and Writing Summaries

Blog post on Upper Elementary Snapshots about Finding Details and Writing Summaries. She uses a non-fiction text for this lesson. There are examples, anchor charts, and a product (someone else's) advertised. There is also a link to a free article. Focused on fourth grade.


Eclectic Educating: Nonfiction Summary - like the nonfiction tips


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.


week 3- summarize This handout asks students five questions, then asks them to write a summary using the five answers.


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


Freebie Summary Graphic Organizers and Poster: Fiction and Nonfiction

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.


Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts

Teaching With a Mountain View: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts

from Performing in Education

Back to School with Interactive Notebooks

Summary Graphic Organizer. Make 5 columns with the headings Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then