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Kathy Hurlbert

Determining Importance In Text

Grades: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Reading

Student Instructions

In this activity you will determine the important parts of a text you have been working on in order to summarize and retell it. Please follow the directions to complete the activity. 1) Click add. 2) Click label. Type the name of the text. Click label again and type important information for one section. Resize the text box as needed. You can also click style to change the style of the text box to stand out against the post it. 3) When done with first section. Click label again to do the next one and follow the same directions until you have completed all sections. (If you have not finished the text, just do all the ones you know already). 4) Click rec to record your summary of the text using what you have written. While recording, click the arrow so the listener knows what parts you are describing. Try to keep your recording to a summary-tell the most important parts.