Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
A graphic organizer for students to use to summarize a fiction text.
A 14-slide editable PowerPoint template explaining the reading comprehension strategy of summarizing.
A worksheet that encourages students to create a book cover including a blurb on the back.
A reading response template for students to use to summarize a piece of text.
A graphic organizer to help students summarize a nonfiction text.
A chart to practice using the SWBST strategy to write a summary for a fictional piece of text.
A reading response journal for students to use to engage with text in meaningful and purposeful ways.
Identify and explain the theme in 3 short story paragraphs provided in this worksheet.
A comprehension worksheet paired with a literary text about a princess who demands to hear the loudest sound in the world.
A graphic organizer to help students summarize a fiction text.
Summarize fictional text through this whole-class station activity.
Outline and determine the theme of a text with this 1-page graphic organizer worksheet.
A fun reading comprehension strategy activity for students to use after reading a text.
A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter's Grade 6 magazine.
A comprehension activity using a poem.
A reading response template for students to write a personal review of a piece of text.
A worksheet that encourages students to create a new book cover for a shared class or independent novel.
A set of QR code question cubes to use when working with reading comprehension strategies.
A fun newspaper themed poster with 3 book report templates to use when responding to literature.
A teaching resource to help teach your students to summarize a fiction text.
An extensive resource pack to help students understand the concept of summarizing.
This English unit addresses the common elements of poetry and explores how these may be applied to shape poems, limericks, odes and simple ballads.
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore their preconceived ideas and attitudes towards poetry.