Students read a text and summarize the material. They practice reading silently. Students determine the topic sentence of the reading. They discover the importance of words in bold print. Students write a summary of their reading.
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Hints for Writing a Conclusion
Writing the conclusion of an essay can often seem like a superfluous or daunting task. Support your young writers in understanding the various types and purposes of a conclusion paragraph, such as summarizing key points of a paper or...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Main Idea and Summarizing
The ability to identify the main idea of a text and summarize a text will help your learners get far when reading. This resource covers both main idea and summarizing in detail with six short lessons about main idea and five quick...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text with the Fable the Tortoise and the Eagle
There is a valuable instructional activity revealed in the fable The Tortoise and the Eagle, and scholars examine it as they learn about theme, summarizing, and main ideas. The text is included here; read it once for learners to...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Summarizing with James and the Giant Peach
Elementary readers in literature groups practice summarizing chapter-by-chapter with Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Focus on main idea, supporting details, and the 5 Ws. Unfortunately, a clever "peach" graphic organizer to which...
4th - 5th English Language Arts