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Informational Reading Comprehension: Biography of George Washington Carver
Informational Reading Comprehension: Biography of George Washington Carver
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Biography of George Washington Carver
Read an informational passage about George Washington Carver to learn about his life and achievements!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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 three-page reading comprehension worksheet!
7th 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
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
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
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
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
Worksheet
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
Give students an opportunity to learn about William Penn and his contributions to early American history.
6th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Students read all about seaweed and answer standards-based comprehension questions in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.
7th grade
Science
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
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Weird, Wild Weather: Lightning
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Weird, Wild Weather: Lightning
Worksheet
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Weird, Wild Weather: Lightning
Introduce students to some wild and weird types of lightning with this fascinating reading comprehension worksheet!
6th 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
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
Aquatic Biomes
Aquatic Biomes
Workbook
Aquatic Biomes
Dive into earth and life science with this book on aquatic biomes. Research reefs, learn wetland animals, and explore the squishy world of swamps in this book about these wet and wild ecosystems.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
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
American Revolution
American Revolution
Workbook
American Revolution
Don't tread, but do read up on exciting history! Your child can flex his learning with trivia, games and reading passages all about the American Revolution.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practice writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Book Reviews
Writing Book Reviews
Worksheet
Writing Book Reviews
This worksheet will help your child organize the details needed to write about a book they've read!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
Independent Reading Log
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Timeline: The History of Photography
Timeline: The History of Photography
Worksheet
Timeline: The History of Photography
Children will practice using a text to create a timeline in this engaging worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Terrestrial Biomes
Terrestrial Biomes
Workbook
Terrestrial Biomes
A biome is a community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. In this great introductory overview, we explore the vocabulary, flora, and fauna of the world's biomes: tundra, taiga, grasslands, deciduous forest, chaparral, desert, savanna,
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Chapter Summary
Chapter Summary
Worksheet
Chapter Summary
Here's a chapter summary guide where your child can jot down the characters in a chapter, his favorite character and even predict what will happen next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Gross Symbiosis
Gross Symbiosis
Workbook
Gross Symbiosis
Nature documentaries might make the animal world seem graceful, but it's actually pretty gross! Explore all the icky, sticky and smelly things animals do to help each other survive in the wild.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Freedom Fighter
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Freedom Fighter
Young readers will practice synthesizing information from multiple sources on the same topic in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Search Summarizing Nonfiction Text Educational Resources

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.