Summarize information presented in text. 0501.6.10
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- Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details - online 2 question quiz; self checking [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Determine what is important - this lesson unit focuses on text rather than speech but will help students understand what to look for orally as well as written.
- Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard
- Lesson Plans on Summarizing
- Story Shackles (Linking Students To Written Text) - lesson plan - Story Shackles is an imaginative and stimulating way for students to acquire the ability to retell events of a story or text, sequence the action or happenings in a story, or to simply summarize the plot, main ideas with supporting details, or general information of a story or text
- Sum it Up! - a worksheet to print for your students to use in summarizing - A suggestion from the worksheet tells students "Imagine you only have $2.00, and each word you use will cost you 10 cents."
- Sum it Up! - Instructions - instructions for students before they use the summarizing worksheet
- Summarizing - review the basics of summarizing, identify main idea statements and detail statements, and use categories to summarize lists
- Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize
- Summarizing - three page article which includes instructions for a process called 50% summary and a sample summary of a short article
- Summary vs. Critique - explanation of what each does and does not do
- Text Summarizer - this automatic text summarizer allows you to input some parameters including the percentage of the original text to be output
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