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305 resources with the concept summarizing

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Narrative Text Structure

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Thirteen activities work alongside a narrative text of your choice. With reading comprehension at its focus, readers complete worksheets covering character descriptions, similarities, and differences between characters, the sequence of...
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The Departure

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars learn about the Hero's Journey as they read Ray Bradbury's "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh." They analyze the story's structure and narrative techniques. Finally, they write summaries of the text's central idea and use their...
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The Declaration of Independence in Six Parts

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Everyone knows that the Declaration of Independence is important, but what does it actually say? Members of American history classes analyze the Founding Fathers' arguments against British tyranny and for a more perfect union with a...
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Rosa Parks

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Four multiple choice questions, four short answer questions, a summary, and a reflection make up a activity dedicated to Rosa Parks. Following a one-page informational text, scholars show what they know by way of a variety of reading...
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The Marshmallow Reading/Writing Project

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Which option would most children choose: One marshmallow now, or two marshmallows in 10 minutes? Learners watch the social experiment on video and discuss their observations. They then read articles and work in small groups to analyze...
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Beezus and Ramona Novel Study

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of having siblings? Pupils explore this topic with the Beezus and Ramona novel study. Additionally, scholars answer questions about chapter one of the time-honored book by Beverly Cleary...
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Six tasks make up a lesson plan designed to reinforce comprehension and language skills using the poem "The Pied Piper" by Robert Browing. Scholars discuss and define unknown words, identify adjectives and onomatopoeia, review complex...
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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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Writing About Literary Text: Wise or Foolish?

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment promotes reading comprehension skills. Class members read literary texts and take notes to discuss their findings, answer comprehension questions, write summaries, and complete charts. 
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Summary: Using it Wisely

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes summarizing keeps a writer from going deeper into their analysis—don't fall into that trap. Learn the difference between summarizing and analyzing using an insightful resource. Focusing on introductions, the lesson shares...
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Merging New Technology with Old Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is your city's history a mystery to your class? Ever wonder if your county contains a bounty of folklore? Young computer scientists incorporate technology with time-honored tales during a project with both individual and group...
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A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough lesson explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
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Amusement of the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your class on the ride of their lives! Physical science scholars get an in-depth look at potential and kinetic energies in an amusement park-themed unit. Students research, design, and promote their own amusement parks, complete...
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Hey Batter, Wake Up!

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Does jet lag affect a baseball team's performance in games? Read about how a baseball team's chance of winning a game can be affected by traveling over one, two, and three time zones. Readers then respond to five short answer questions...
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Summary Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Nineteen stylish worksheets offer lesson ideas and practice opportunities designed to reinforce summary skills. Scholars recall events over the weekend as well as favorite books—main characters, problems, solutions, the beginning,...
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Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates. 
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How to Paraphrase

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
It can be easy to plagiarize if you don't know how to paraphrase properly. Avoid the common pitfall with an informative video about paraphrasing, that includes strategies for rephrasing text as well as times when it's appropriate to...
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Social Skills Card Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage social skills including listening, speaking, and taking turns with a card game that challenges scholars to discuss topics and summarize in groups of four. 
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Summarizing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars draft a summary using a graphic organizer featuring a story's characters, setting, main events, conflict, and resolution. 
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Character

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Bring the imaginative spark in every Dr. Seuss book to your reading lesson with a book report worksheet. After they read the story, learners write a short summary of the tale and include an illustration of their favorite character.
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Summarization and Narrative Sequence

For Students 5th - 7th
Readers are asked to identify seven important events in a narrative and then to explain why these events are key to the story. To conclude the activity, kids craft a summary using their list.
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Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting

For Students 6th - 8th
How skilled are your class members at summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting from a text? Find out with this assessment that asks readers to identify the thesis statement, the summary, the paraphrases, and the quoted material in an...
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Summarizing Summaries

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce class members to summarizing using a think, pair, share activity and KWL charts. After modeling how to determine the who, what, where, why, and how of an article, groups practice summarizing with two provided articles about...
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Summarize

For Teachers 3rd
Designed for third graders but appropriate for older learners as well, this packet of materials underscores the necessity of teaching kids how to summarize, how to identify main ideas and supporting details, and how to ask questions...