Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text

When scholars re-tell a story, do they boil it down to important details in a logical order? Practice summarizing narratives using this think-aloud strategy, which is scripted here for your convenience. After explaining why this is an important skill, model it using a familiar story. There is emphasis here on segmenting the beginning, middle, and end of a text, using the main details to find a theme or message. The recommended text is a fable, so finding the message will be a bit more clear. Pupils try this on their own after watching you. Although there isn't much here, it's a solid way to introduce this skill with scaffolded steps.

K - 3rd English Language Arts 60 Views 187 Downloads
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English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Year
2009

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Judy G.
It's great. Teaching an adult esl class means finding appropriate materials for older women. I can use any or most of these lessons for the beginning intermediate women after I check the topic of the worksheet.
Judy G., Teacher
Ewa Beach, HI