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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 17: Obituary
The Cay has been criticized by groups such as the Council on Interracial Books for Children because of the way race is portrayed. Explore the argument against the book while taking the author's perspective into account. Class members read Theodore Taylor's obituary, adding to a graphic organizer from the previous lesson and filling out a new chart about a specific excerpt.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Upper graders recognize and hone the skills needed to complete a valuable summary. They complete a group summary, and then reread their summaries to find the main idea and supporting details. They put practice to the test as they summarize another article on their own.
4th - 6th Language Arts 107 Views 1389 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Short But Sweet
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper article, and one on another type of informational text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 109 Views 679 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and summarize the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 38 Views 448 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literacy Language Kit for the Book Hi! Fly Guy
Create a buzz in your class with this collection of learning activities for the book Hi! Fly Guy. Including a list of comprehension questions, a sequence of events activity, a summary writing assignment, and a vocabulary list, this resource covers a wide variety of literacy skills.
7 mins K - 3rd Language Arts 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page of research-based and evidence-based strategies that are proven to effectivly teach comprehension through summarization, sequencing, plot events, key details, and main ideas.
4th Language Arts 98 Views 86 Downloads
Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
In instructional activity 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the teacher reads aloud an informational text on apprentices while working in small groups to take notes on the information they hear.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 70 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as the teacher reads aloud a text about a New York merchant, taking categorized notes on the information they hear.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 320 Views 227 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Maui and the Sun Retold by June Melser
Wouldn't it be great if we could slow down the sun and make the days longer? That's exactly what happens in Maui and the Sun, as retold by June Mesler. Beginning with an independent reading of this interesting creation myth, learners focus on identifying the problem and solution of the story before participating in a whole-class discussion.
1st - 6th Language Arts 15 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Science Learning Summary Guide
Apply reading standards to your science curriculum by asking pupils to complete this guide. Individuals note down important vocabulary as well as two ideas they learned and two supporting facts for each idea. They then take this information and use it to build a summary about the topic.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Summarize a Non-Fiction Passage
After reading a text, one way to find out how much your class comprehended is to ask your pupils to summarize. This worksheet helps class members prepare for writing a summary of a nonfiction text. They note down the topic, up to eight key words, four important facts or idea, and the main idea.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 68 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Can Scientists Discover a Limit to Discovery?
Is there anything left to discover? Evaluate opposing sides of the debate regarding whether or not there is a future for scientific discovery. Middle and high schoolers assess quotations from the articles included to evaluate claims and write final reflections, choosing one of the two viewpoints.
8th - 12th Science 18 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Summarizing - Squirrel Rehabilitation
Young scholars watch a video of how squirrels are rehabilitated back into nature and summarize it. They watch the video twice, paying close attention to detail. Before summarizing, they check their notes for important details and fill out a graphic organizer.
4th - 8th Language Arts 63 Views 362 Downloads
Summarizing Details in Sequence
Guide young readers in their practice of summarizing literature by creating, in groups, a summary of the relevant details in The Ant and the Cricket. Learners practice independently with The Legend of William Tell Aloud and Rumpelstiltskin.
5th - 7th Language Arts 12 Views 132 Downloads
Summarizing Details in Sequence
Seventh graders write a few sentences explaining the most important events of their lives during the past year. As a class, they discuss why they chose the elements they did for their sentences. To end the lesson, they read a variety of stories and summarize the plot in one paragraph.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
The first verse of A.A. Milne’s poem, Beetle, is the basis for a model of how to summarize a text. The two-page worksheet also includes a short story for guided practice, as well as summarizing questions, a story sharing activity, and an answer sheet.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 63 Views 824 Downloads
How to Summarize an Event in History or Today - or a Story
Ask your class to write a quick summary of a historical or current event. The worksheet offers a place to note down important details about the event, such as time, place, people, how it started, and how it ended. Pupils then take this information and use it to compose brief summaries in the space provided.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Give Me the Facts
Upper elementary learners examine how to write exemplary summaries. First, they read a summary and determine the quality level. After discussing the summary as a class, they attempt to write a brief summary for an event that everyone experienced.
5th - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 139 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Summary: A Brief Edition
Sixth graders review organizational elements of informational text to locate important ideas. They enhance their skills by writing a simple citation, and evaluate one another's summaries for effectiveness. Several worksheets are included to help your writers create their summary, but the Transition Words and Phrases page is especially helpful.
6th Language Arts 22 Views 196 Downloads