A teaching resource to help teach your students how to summarize an information text.
This comprehension teaching resource is aimed at teaching students how to summarize an information text using the categories of:
- main Idea
- three important words from the main idea
- three important details from the text
- summary of text in one word.
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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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