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Pupils summarize a selected piece of text nonfiction text. After reviewing the correct way to read silently, students read a nonfiction article. They write a summary paragraph using a graphic organizer and the process outlined by the instructor.
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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...
1st - 6th 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
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable