That Sums It All Up!


By:  Jessica Evans

Rationale:  As children begin to read silently, it is important that they are able to comprehend, and make sense of the text that they have read.  Within this lesson, students will learn how to read silently, highlight the main points within a story, and summarize those points into a brief paragraph. 

Materials:  Paper, pencil, dry erase marker, one copy of ãAudrey Takes Her Timeä, and a copy for each student of ãReady, Set·Flopä.  Both articles are featured in the March 2004 issue of Highlights.



I will collect the studentsâ story map and paragraph summary in order to evaluate their understanding of the concept of summarization.


Teaching Summarizing.

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