Summarize

Scholars detail and summarize three main ideas of a text using a graphic organizer equipped with bullet point directions and arrows.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Instruct pupils to attach the graphics organizer to their interactive reading, or writing, notebooks for future reference 
  • Replicate the worksheet on chart paper, direct class members to write answers on sticky notes then place them on the chart paper for all to see and discuss 
  • Assign the worksheet for homework when individuals finish reading an independent reading book  
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes learners have knowledge of a main idea and how to summarize 
  • Requires copies
Pros
  • Provides ample space to write on the worksheet
  • Design is simple and free of distractions   
  • May be used with any text 
Cons
  • None