A teaching resource to help teach your students how to summarize a story.
This comprehension teaching resource is aimed at teaching students how to summarize a story using the following terminology:
- Who – who is in the story?
- Where – where does the story take place?
- Problem – what is the problem in the story?
- Solution – what is the solution to the problem
- Moral – what is the moral of the story?
This graphic organizer can be used for any story that a student reads.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
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.
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