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Summarize a Story

Grades: 2nd Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts

Student Instructions

Summarizing helps you understand and remember what you read! When you summarize, you retell the most important parts of a story in a shorter way. 1. add Click add response. 2. pages Follow the directions on each page. 3. check When you finish, click the green check to add to your journal.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Summarizing increases comprehension because it helps student identify and remember key details and the main idea of a text. This activity uses the S-W-B-S-T strategy to help students pull out the most important parts of a story. Students can complete this activity for any fiction story or book they read throughout the year. How to use this activity: Create a summarizing routine! Assign this activity every week or month to give students repeated opportunities to practice summarizing. When students complete the same activity again and again, they know what to expect and can focus on the skill at hand rather than on what they need to do. Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2 - Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development