A teaching resource to help teach your students how to summarise a story.
This comprehension teaching resource is aimed at teaching students how to summarise a story using the following terminology:
- Title – what is the title of the story?
- Somebody – who is the main character?
- Wanted – what did the main character want?
- But – what was the problem?
- So – how did the character solve the problem?
- Then – what was the final resolution to the problem?
This teaching resource includes:
- a dice using the terminology
- graphic organiser using the same terminology
- bookmarks explaining the words.
How to use this teaching resource:
- Have students create their own dice using the template included.
- After reading any story, have the students roll the dice and then fill out that particular category on their ‘Summarising a Story’ worksheet.
- The bookmark can be laminated and used during any reading session to remind the students how to summarise a story.
Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
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- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
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- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
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