How to Summarize

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10353

There just aren't enough words to tell about all you will learn in this lesson on How to Summarize! Use videos, activities, and read stories to learn to comprehend and summarize stories and events!



learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

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Think about a fun birthday party you attended. When your Mom picks you up and asks you, "How was the party?", how do you decide what to tell her? There is so much to tell and so little time!

Summarizing what you read is an important skill to develop for reading comprehension. A good summary tells the most important parts of the story, sequences the events in order, and conveys the central meaning of the text. This Reading Comprehension video will introduce you to stating and writing a summary. Write down the signal words for summarizing that are presented in the video:

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