Reading Minis


Using Reading Strategies: Summarizing


This lesson will help your students identify and summarize the most important details in a text. It includes brief instruction on summarizing fiction and nonfiction texts, a model, practice creating a summary for a short passage, and multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of the reading strategy and their ability to apply it.

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Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on using reading strategies. For additional instruction on reading strategies, see the following lessons: Taking Notes, Using Fix-Up Strategies, Using Graphic Organizers, Skimming & Scanning, and Reading Critically.


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