A Summary is a brief statement or account of the main points of something. A summary often is made up of five to eight sentences and conveys the key points of a given text. A summary is a shortened version of something read and it may contain linking words such as; first, then, next, finally etc.. It is important to learn how to summarize different types of texts such as internet articles, magazine articles, chapter books, short stories and more. Summaries provide a shorten version of what was read or what took place.
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This advanced summary worksheet provides a brief rubric that guides a student to write a comprehensive summary. This advanced summary worksheet states that a good summary includes the title and author, present tense, and a balanced review including the beginning, middle, and end of the text.
This summary worksheet directs the student to write a summary for a given article. The article could be from the internet, a magazine or a newspaper. The summary should be at least fives stences and start with a topic sentence followed by details.
This summary worksheet assists the student with writing a summary by creating a visual by way of a graphic organizer. The student can use the graphic organizer to write the five sentences that should be in a standard summary paragraph.
This summary worksheet directs the student to write questions about the given text. Through creating questions on a given text, the student will be able to summarize the key points of the reading or text by answering their own questions.
This summary worksheet directs the student to use the given transition words to retell or summarize what the text was about. It is important that students learn how to use transition words when they write paragraphs.
This summary worksheet directs the student to write a summary of the given text by dividing it into a beginning, middle and end. After reading the given text, the student must recall what happened at the beginning, middle and end.
This summary worksheet directs the student to write notes on an essential question and come up with a summary at the bottom of what they learned. Often, students will take notes without summarizing what they have learned. This cornell notes summary worksheet directs the student to think of an essential question about the given topic and take notes on it.