Summarizing Fiction Texts

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The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Worksheet
The Three Little Pigs
Read this charmingly illustrated story of "The Three Little Pigs" then use the finger puppets to retell it!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crab that Played with the Sea
The Crab that Played with the Sea
Worksheet
The Crab that Played with the Sea
Introduce your little reader to some classic childhood literature, with Rudyard Kipling's charming story "The Crab That Played with the Sea."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our Fall Review Packet offers 5 days of activities in reading, writing, and math for children entering first grade.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Prepare learners for their fifth grade year with the help of this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Simple Fiction Summary
Simple Fiction Summary
Worksheet
Simple Fiction Summary
Students will use the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then structure to summarize a short fiction text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Build your reading stamina and comprehension skills with this worksheet based on “Ashputtel,” the Grimm Brothers’ version of another famous fairy tale.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of engaging activities that will prepare incoming second graders for a new year of learning.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Use this worksheet to encourage critical thinking and support students’ literacy development by asking questions before, during, and after reading.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this independent study packet for kindergarteners features targeted practice opportunities in reading, writing, and math.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Get your first grader geared up for a new year of learning with Week 3 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Designed by teachers, this independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, social studies and science activities for fourth graders.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Worksheet
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
After reading a short story, your students will practice writing a simple summary.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child
Reading Comprehension: The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child
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Reading Comprehension: The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child
Read a one-page adaptation of the Japanese myth, “The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child” and answer a variety of eighth-grade comprehension questions!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for third graders offers a stack of at-home learning opportunities in the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This Week 6 fourth grade independent study packet provides students a variety of remote learning opportunities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Summary with Time Order Words
Summary with Time Order Words
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Use this exercise with your students to create short summaries with transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Journal
Reading Response Journal
Worksheet
Reading Response Journal
Young readers respond to the books they have completed with this versatile worksheet template. 
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet features another full week of learning opportunities designed to help ensure children start their first grade year off on the right foot.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Be a Text Detective
Be a Text Detective
Workbook
Be a Text Detective
Take reading a piece and a clue at a time to help your child improve his reading skills. Ask and answer questions like who, what, where, when and why, about details, key info and using text evidence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Beast of Bray Road
The Beast of Bray Road
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The Beast of Bray Road
Students can read the origin of the strange creature known as Beast of Bray Road and decide whether or not they believe the stories.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Order in the Room!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Order in the Room!
Lesson Plan
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Order in the Room!
Combine letter recognition and movement with this reading-focused lesson! In this lesson, students will reenact the story "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" while learning to recognize lowercase letters.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Summarize It
Summarize It
Worksheet
Summarize It
Help your second graders practice their reading fluency while also using their prediction and summarizing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Use this Novel Discussion Guide for Parents as a guide to invite your child into a book discussion about their latest reading!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summary Writing: Big Ideas vs. Details
Summary Writing: Big Ideas vs. Details
Worksheet
Summary Writing: Big Ideas vs. Details
Help your EL students will practice differentiating between big ideas and details.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Summarizing Fiction Texts

These resources will help your child by identifying the relevant information in fiction texts and using that information to summarize the story as a whole. These skills improve your child's reading comprehension and prepare them for research papers later on. Get them started on non-fiction text with these non-fiction text resources too.

The Sum of Its Parts: Summarization Resources

A concise summary of works of fiction and other reading materials signal that a student fully understands the what they've read. Learning to summarize strengthens comprehension and improves thinking skills. The Learning Library offers popular worksheets, extensive lesson plans, pragmatic hands-on activities and a selection of highly-rated printable workbooks all created by professional teachers.

An added bonus of summarization practice is that the process introduces children to new topics through reading. For example, some of the complete lesson plans include a look at Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Kids will dissect the lyrics and learn the context the song’s history to uncover the meaning behind the patriotic anthem. Some other popular lesson plans on summary include an examination of “Bud, Not Buddy,” a book on the Great Depression. Convenient printable worksheets offer practical paraphrasing challenges as well as teach kids the difference between the big picture and smaller themes.

Workbooks offer more exhaustive lessons. Today, excellent cinema and in-depth dramatic television series display exceptional forms of storytelling. They challenge viewers to perceive and interpret context clues, symbols, camera angles, and other film techniques. “The Magic and Moving Pictures” workbook introduces fifth-graders to early film. The tricky trivia, mind-bending puzzles, craft-making assignments serve as an introduction to critique and will get young learners’ gears turning as they look beyond the surface of what’s on screen. Other comprehensive workbooks include an investigation of Rudyard Kipling’s famous folktales (“The Jungle Book”), a look at legendary myths such as Bigfoot and Nessie with “Creepy Creatures,” among other crowd-pleasers.