Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn how to create a simple summary, paying attention to the sequence in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Simple Summaries* lesson.
Use the fun and simple Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet to help learners keep their skills active and flourishing. Support any student who may be away from school—whether it's home hospital, snow days, hurricane days, or a holiday break—and provide an opportunity to practice and strengthen their grade-level skills.
Before students can respond to literature critically, they must have a strong grasp of big ideas and summary writing. Support your ELs in these foundational reading skills by introducing a three-sentence paragraph frame for summary writing.
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
Most students know the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner, but not the rest of the song or the history behind it. In this civics lesson, students will dive deeper into the national anthem by deciphering and summarizing each verse.