Summarizing Resources

Resources to help students understand what makes a good summary. Coming soon – resources to help students write summaries.

Summarizing Nonfiction

Summarizing Nonfiction - No Adding Additional Info
Students learn that summaries should not include information that is not in the passage. Students read a passage, complete a cut and paste activity that sorts details, and read 2 summaries and choose the best one.

Summarizing Nonfiction - Don't Add Opinions
Students learn that summaries should not include any opinion except what the author stated. Students read a passage, complete a cut and paste activity, and read 2 summaries and choose the best one.

Summarizing Nonfiction - Only Include Important Info
Students learn that summaries should only include the most important information. Students read a passage, complete a cut and paste activity, and read 2 summaries and choose the best one.

Summarizing Nonfiction - Use Your Own Words
Students learn that summaries should not be copied word for word, but instead should be in your own words. Students read a passage and 4 summaries. Students must decide which summary is best and what is wrong with the other summaries.

Summarizing Nonfiction - Review
Students review what they have learned about summaries. Students read a passage and 4 summaries. Students must decide which summary is best and what is wrong with the other summaries.

Summarizing Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt Review
Students review what they know about summaries. Students read a passage and complete a “scavenger hunt” trying to find the best summary.

Summarizing Fiction

Summarizing Fiction - No Adding Additional Info
Students learn that summaries should not include information that is not in the passage. Students read a passage, complete a cut and paste activity that sorts details, and read 2 summaries and choose the best one.

Summarizing Fiction - Don't Add Opinions
Students learn that summaries should not include any opinion except what the author stated. Students read a passage, complete a cut and paste activity, and read 2 summaries and choose the best one.

Summarizing Fiction - Only Include Important Info
Students learn that summaries should only include the most important information. Students read a passage, complete a cut and paste activity, and read 2 summaries and choose the best one.

Summarizing Fiction - Include Problem and Solution
Students learn that fiction summaries should include the problem and the solution. Students read a passage and 4 summaries. Students must decide which summary is best and what is wrong with the other summaries.

Summarize Fiction - Use Your Own Words
Students learn that summaries should not be copied word for word, but instead should be in your own words. Students read a passage and 4 summaries. Students must decide which summary is best and what is wrong with the other summaries.

Summarizing Fiction Scavenger Hunt Review
Students review what they know about summaries. Students read a passage and complete a “scavenger hunt” trying to find the best summary.