What did it Say? – Summarizing

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Provide scholars with an opportunity to practice summarizing text with a two-page learning exercise. Learners read poems, share stories with their peers, and summarize their new-found-knowledge. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Gather a collection of poems that learners can read and summarize when time permits 
  • Revisit the second activity frequently; conduct the practice at the start of every Monday or when class members change seats 
  • Give pupils the answer sheet to check their completed work 
Classroom Considerations

  • The worksheet assumes learners know how to summarize text
  • Requires a class set of copies 
Pros

  • Includes an answer sheet
  • Underlined section titles stand out from the rest of the text 
  • The first page offers helpful information to assist pupils locate correct information needed for a summary
Cons

  • None
Common Core