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Summarizing Nonfiction Text During a Social Studies Lesson (with a free graphic organizer!) ( Summarizing, Non-Fiction, Graphic Organizer, Balanced Literacy, Common Core State Standards, CCSS

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Back to School with Interactive Notebooks

This is a good way to help students see the main idea of a nonfiction piece. It also helps them summarize a story so they can use this paper to reference the work later without searching the entire document again. Finally, it is a good way to show them that all good work has main points that are supported by details.


Writing Summaries

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.