Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fiction and Nonfiction Summary Writing FREEBIE!!!

As I sat here this afternoon grading the summaries that my students had written using Jen's Comprehension Strategy Posters For Nonfiction Text (which I LOVE!!!) I was disappointed to see that several of my students didn't seem to understand how to write a summary...even after all of my modeling. 

One student had written his opinion, a couple had written their thoughts about the text, but few had been able to actually pull out examples from the text and summarize it in their own words.  So, I decided to create some scaffolding sheets that will help them when writing summaries (Which we'll be doing a lot next week as I re-teach!)

Click on the picture below if you'd like a copy :)


  1. I notice the same thing from my students when they write summaries in Science and SS. I like the format of your freebie! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Why, hello again!! I was waiting for your next post :) This outline is great! Thank you for sharing! I'm going to try it with my class. Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy your break

  3. Our scholars struggle with summarizing. We appreciate your incredible freebie.

  4. Hope you are able to get back to blogging soon! I am just stopping by to say HI to all of my fellow NC teacher/bloggers!
    Dirt Road Teacher