A Reading Strategies Lesson: Finding Details and Writing Summaries
Blog post on Upper Elementary Snapshots about Finding Details and Writing Summaries. She uses a non-fiction text for this lesson. There are examples, anchor charts, and a product (someone else's) advertised. There is also a link to a free article. Focused on fourth grade.
Summarizing nonfiction texts can be somewhat daunting for both students and teachers alike. It's pretty simple to teach students how to write a fictional summary. Just break it down by the plot. When it comes to nonfiction, non-narrative texts, it's not so black and white.The materials in this bundle (along with my Summarizing Nonfiction mini-lesson available through my store - helpful but not imperative) will help you to break down the process of summarizing nonfiction in a sensible manner.