Summary of Fiction and Non-Fiction Text

Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST)? Yes! Here's a great strategy for teaching young readers how to summarize narrative text. In addition, the packet includes exercises that show kids how to summarize nonfiction text using the classic who, what, when, where, why, and how format.

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Instructional Ideas
  • As a practice exercise, assign groups a fable to summarize using the SWBST strategy
Classroom Considerations
  • The packet includes materials in Spanish as well as English
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The 31-page packet includes directions and worksheets in both English and Spanish
Cons
  • None