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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.

4 Summarizing, Non-Fiction, Graphic Organizer, Balanced Literacy, Common Core State Standards, CCSS


Summarizing Nonfiction Texts Practice

Summarizing nonfiction texts can be somewhat daunting for both students and teachers alike. It's pretty simple to teach students how to write a fictional summary. Just break it down by the plot. When it comes to nonfiction, non-narrative texts, it's not so black and white.The materials in this bundle (along with my Summarizing Nonfiction mini-lesson available through my store - helpful but not imperative) will help you to break down the process of summarizing nonfiction in a sensible manner.

This is a great tool to help teach students how to summarize nonfiction. This work by Elisabeth Haywood is licensed under a Creative Commons A...


RW Haven’s Best of the Best Summarizing Nonfiction Tips {Blog Hop}

Bundle of resources for scaffolding students from teacher-led instruction to independent practice when summarizing nonfiction

The lesson I am sharing with you all today is one small lesson in a GIANT Reading and Summarizing Nonfiction unit. You can click HERE to read about our fiction summaries. First and foremost, my stu…


Nonfiction Summaries: Excellent chart of nonfiction text features and how to summarize nonfiction information. Great for the all important research paper.