through the mess
to find the treasure
is on e of the most important parts of a children’s education. Without reading, it would be very difficult
for children to learn. Therefore, a very
important part of learning to read is learning to comprehend and
you are reading. During this lesson we
are going to learn how to summarize passages.
A variety of books for
to choose from to read. Example:
One poster with a
~Matt was cooking a
pie. He realized, while he was cooking,
did not have enough eggs. Matt went to
his neighbors and asked them for an egg.
They said they did not have any.
Then, matt went to his other neighbor’s house and asked for an
egg. They also, said no.
Matt finally had to get into his car and
drive to the store to get some eggs.
Paper and Pencils
- Ask the children if they can tell you
why reading is so important. Then explain
to them that without reading it would be a lot harder to learn things. Tell them; however, when you read it is very
important to learn how to summarize in order to better remember what
you read. For instance, if you were
watching a movie and kept track of everything little and big that
happened it would be a lot harder and take a lot more time to retell
the story to someone. That is why when
reading you have to find information that is important to remember.
- Tell them we are going to practice
summarizing. Shoe the students a paragraph
on a poster. Ask the children to read the
poster silently while you read it out loud. Tell
them to reread it, but this time look for the important information to
- Teacher will model to the students how
to summarize the passage. Tell the
students to look for these four questions; who, what where, and why.
Ask the children who is this passage about? Matt. What
is Matt doing? He needs an egg. Where is
matt? Cooking. Why
does matt need an egg? Because he is
- Ask the children if someone can raise
their hands and tell me what they think is the summary of this passage? Discuss the answer with class. Then, explain
to them that the most important thing to remember is that Matt was
cooking and needed an egg and he had to go to the store to get some.
- Tell the children to select from a
variety of books, already provided. Tell
them to have them partner up and tell each other what it was about.
Evaluation: The children will turn in their summaries on
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