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An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills


Summary FREEBIE! Somebody Wanted But So Then foldable. Great for an interactive…

A Cupcake for the Teacher: Let's Summarize!!


Use this already! but like this layout for getting kids started with this summarizing organizer!

from Minds in Bloom

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!


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.


Summarizing; so funny how kids learn more from a video. Perfect for 21st century learning


Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Summarizing Task Cards: Informational Text Short Passages

Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. $

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