In the first sentence or two The authors name The articles or chapters name The authors thesis statement Then the summary sentences for each paragraph or section. Express in your own words, to avoid plagiarism. Occasional supporting ideas if necessary.
As with any strategy, students need to be introduced to it, observe the strategy in use through think-alouds, and have opportunities for repeated guided practice. The lessons highlighted below help you do just that in your classroom.
Summarizing Reading Informational Texts Using the Strategy Grades K-2 In this lesson, students in grades K-2 learn to use the strategy, which involves writing about three things they discovered, two things they found interesting, and one question they still have.
After teacher modeling, students read a magazine article independently and use the strategy to comprehend what they read. Summarizing Information Grades K-5 In this lesson, students practice summarizing by extracting the Five Ws who, what, when, where, why and the H how from feature stories in local newspapers.
The lesson could be adapted for use with other texts as well. Primary teachers could read a news article aloud, perhaps from National Geographic for Kids or another student periodical, and then assist students in identifying the Five Ws.
They then summarize the poem again, using only one word. Students explain their choices and discuss the various words offered as a summary.
Summarizing Using the QuIP Strategy Grades This lesson plan, for grades from ReadWriteThink, teaches students to summarize information by graphically organizing information in response to questions, then reorganizing their answers into paragraph form.The National Writing Project compiled this list of 30 ideas for teaching writing.
Each idea is accompanied by a full article that explains the theory and provides teaching tools.
Summary: In this lesson plan, students practice identifying elements of a good summary, and then create a summary in small groups and independently. Using Important Events to Summarize Literary Text: This lesson plan allows students to practice writing summaries on short stories (picture or beginning books), and them write summaries for longer.
CSU Writing Center Resources: the Analysis vs. Summary Handout I developed this resource handout as a result of working as a CSU Writing Center Consultant (present) and a T.A.
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Teaching Guide: Types of Summary and Response.
summary. Resource Pack This resource is part of the Readers' Theatre - Teaching Resource Pack. Download this resource and 61 other resources in the complete pack. Each writing unit represents about five to six weeks of teaching, structured into three or four “bends in the road.” Rather than tackling the entire journey all at once, it’s easier to embark on this series of shorter, focused bends, pausing between each to regroup and prepare for the next.