Summarizing Printables (Print & Digital)

Don’t let summarizing be stressful for you or your students!  Grab this engaging summarizing unit and your students will understand this important skill in no time!

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Both print and digital activities included!

Lesson 1: Students are grouped and are asked to organize story parts based on what part of the summary they are.

Lesson 2: Student color code summaries based on the summary parts

Lesson 3: Students cut, sort, and glue summaries with too little, too much, and just right information

Lesson 4: Students use sticky notes in groups to create a summary from a short text

Lesson 5: Students create a ‘blind date’ with a book display by wrapping books in brown kraft paper and writing their final summaries on the outside of the cover.

All activities are more hands on than normal summarizing worksheets. Direction pages and real photographs are also included! A graphic organizer, bookmark, anchor chart, craftivity, & center are all also included!

Each of the summarizing activities are designed to have a whole group and small group pieces and the lessons are designed to be done in order, but you of course can use the activities as you please!

This resource is a part of a large Building Comprehension Bundle! You can grab this largely discounted bundle with this resource and 16 other comprehension skills & strategies HERE for over 20% off!

Units included in the bundle are:

  • Summarizing (this one)
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Problem & Solution
  • Theme
  • Making Inferences
  • Sequencing
  • Main Idea
  • Cause and Effect
  • Genres
  • Point of View
  • Text Structures
  • Text Features
  • Compare & Contrast
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Author’s Purpose

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