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Teach kids how to summarize with the SWBST strategy.  These summarizing activities are color coded for easy understanding.  Anchor charts, practice pages, crafts and more! #swbst #readingcomprehension #summarizingactivities

Teach kids how to summarize with the SWBST strategy. These summarizing activities are color coded for easy understanding. Anchor charts, practice pages, crafts and more! #swbst #readingcomprehension #summarizingactivities

Make summarizing and finding a theme easy! Just use a story arc. Check out this blog post on enjoy-teaching.com for free videos and templates. RL.4.2

Make summarizing and finding a theme easy! Just use a story arc. Check out this blog post on enjoy-teaching.com for free videos and templates. RL.4.2

After we read the book and wrote our summaries, it was time to have even more fun!  I gave the students Lego challenges that related to the book. For this challenge, students created something that could retrieve the princess when she floated away!  The great thing about these Lego Challenges were: (1) they related back to the book (2) students continued talking about the story because of the specific tasks (3) they work together

Last week I shared how students in third grade began writing summaries. You can find that post HERE! I wanted to share a few more ideas that I've

Summarizing is tricky skill for kids of all ages, but I'm sharing a tip to make summarizing easy for older students. Read this post to get the full scoop!

Summarizing is tricky skill for kids of all ages, but I'm sharing a tip to make summarizing easy for older students. Read this post to get the full scoop!

I'm so excited to share about summarizing in the elementary classroom! It is a essential skill that we work on heavily in grades 3-5! I'll share some of my favorite books to teach this strategy and so

I'm so excited to share about summarizing in the elementary classroom! It is a essential skill that we work on heavily in grades 3-5! I'll share some of my favorite books to teach this strategy and some other fun ways we incorporate it in class. I love summarizing because I can use fiction and nonfiction books like the ones suggested below and it works out great! BOOKS: This is a beautiful nonfiction book! I love how it showcases his life before and what brought him to the towers. This is a…

5 Ways to Help Your Students Master Summarizing - Lip Gloss Learning and Lattes

Teaching students to summarize seems like it should be fairly easy. There are no comprehension questions, no digging deeper into the text and no activating prior knowledge. After all everything they need is right there in front of them. In this blogpost I'll share 5 ways to help your students master summarizing. But easy is

Five-finger retell! This is a simple way for students to remember how to write summaries.  The teacher can hang these hands up in the classroom or students can simply use their own hands if they can't see the ones hung up.  This lesson can be done by having students go through the five finger retell on a story they have previously read.

Many kids have a hard time retelling/summarizing a passage or story. This simple hand trick helps them tell only the most important parts of the story. One teacher I know keeps these …

Today I am dusting off the old blog and stopping in for a visit!  I am so excited to share my new summarizing unit with you.  My kids love summarizing with SWBST (somebody, wanted, but, so, then) and

Today I am dusting off the old blog and stopping in for a visit! I am so excited to share my new summarizing unit with you. My kids love summarizing with SWBST (somebody, wanted, but, so, then) and

Summarizing is a difficult, frustrating skill for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  Telling students what to include in an anchor chart isn't enough.  We have to model that for them, as well as model what SHOULDN'T be included in a summary.  More in blog post.

Summarizing is a difficult, frustrating skill for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Telling students what to include in an anchor chart isn't enough. We have to model that for them, as well as model what SHOULDN'T be included in a summary. More in blog post.