Summarizing Strategies

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When you ask students to summarize a text, some are content to write a sentence, while others write a paragraph. Here, a comprehensive guide introduces a variety of methods to summarize texts effectively. The methods range from graphic organizers to simple processes to follow.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Focus on a different strategy every day or every week
  • Differentiate instruction by allowing readers to choose their favorite strategies to summarize reading
Classroom Considerations

  • Print copies of graphic organizers to have on hand for learners to choose from

  • Contains printable worksheets to accompany strategies
  • Shares examples of summarizing strategies in use
  • Heavy on use of graphic organizers and visual tools

  • Templates and worksheets contain footnotes that make them difficult to copy