Saturday, May 9, 2015

Language Arts Lesson - "Summarizing Unit"

by Bethany Baptiste
3rd-5th grade

Watching readers transition from decoding text to comprehending it in a meaningful way is magical! Teaching young readers strategies to bring text to life will make learning to read 
more fun and motivating. 

This Summarizing Unit uses engaging activities that guide readers to master the reading strategy of finding main ideas and then summarizing what they read. Readers will summarize both fiction and nonfiction with two different techniques included in this unit. Throughout the unit, students will independently practice the strategy and then apply it to their own reading.

This unit includes:
  • 1 'Summarize Fiction' Poster and 1 'Summarize Nonfiction' Poster
  • 1 'Main Idea and Supporting Details' Poster
  • Find the Key Concept Activity
  • Galapagos Islands Main Idea and Details Worksheet 
  • 2 'Short and Sweet Summaries' Posters
  • 8 Sort and Summarize Task Cards (4 Fiction, 4 Nonfiction)
  • 6 Hunting for Summaries Passages (3 Consecutive Fiction Passages, 3 Consecutive Nonfiction Passages)
  • 3 Post-It Practice Pages to Use While Summarizing during Independent Reading
  • 2 Student Posters to Display Summarizing Practice
  • 2 Double-Sided Summarize Bookmarks (Fiction and Nonfiction) with Reminders and Recording Notes Space

I hope you enjoy this unit and others from this series you can find in my store!

~ Bethany

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