Summarizing Nonfiction Texts

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Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
In this seventh-grade ELA worksheet, students read a fascinating informational text about the history of kites and answer comprehension questions covering a variety of reading skills. 
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Use this resource to read a nonfiction passage about sharks and write a summary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This independent study packet for second graders offers Week 6 of remote learning activities.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Get engaging at-home learning opportunities for third graders with Week 6 of this independent study packet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Informational Reading Comprehension: Where Are the Stars?
Informational Reading Comprehension: Where Are the Stars?
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Where Are the Stars?
Read an enlightening passage about light pollution and learn ways to bring back the dark night skies in this two-page reading comprehension worksheet!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Help learners gear up for a new year with this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3, complete with 5 days of activities in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Summarizing Informational Texts: Graphic Organizer
Summarizing Informational Texts: Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Summarizing Informational Texts: Graphic Organizer
Use this simple organizer to help students track and record key ideas when reading and summarizing nonfiction texts.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Young readers will practice synthesizing information from multiple sources on the same topic in this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Movies
History of Movies
Worksheet
History of Movies
Have your movie lover read about the history of movies, and then test her reading comprehension as she arranges the events to complete a timeline.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: What to Do with Waste
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: What to Do with Waste
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: What to Do with Waste
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts on the same topic.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Lesson Plan
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this daily sub plan, learners will make inferences in nonfiction texts, study the water cycle, and determine equivalent fractions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Summarizing Nonfiction Texts

Throughout a child’s academic career they will come in contact with nonfiction texts. Summarization is a surefire way to know if a student understands what they read. The Learning Library provides an eclectic mix of tools and intriguing readings to practice summarizing. Whether pinpointing small details or understanding the big picture, the accessible Learning Library is stocked with resources for mastering summarization.

Sum It Up: Summarizing Nonfiction Texts Resources

Summarization is the process of shorting a text and identifying its main points. In most academic subjects, students have to read textbooks and supplementary material, which makes summarization a critical skill. The Learning Library’s resources on summarizing nonfiction texts run the gamut from hands-on activities to detailed lesson plans.

As soon as students reach reading age, they begin practicing summarizing and continue to hone that skill throughout elementary school. There is a robust mix of printable worksheets that teach first graders how to find and record important facts in a text or how to determine what an unfamiliar word may mean. As students get older, they learn how to summarize texts with complicated language such as the Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence.

For a broader look at summarization of nonfiction, the fifth grade workbook Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies brings reading to life by having students act out provided scripts. The American Revolution book teaches U.S. history with specific summarization lessons on historical documents.

There are over 50 other curated tools that are easy to access from the Learning Library. Students will be able to sum it up in no time.