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4th grade
Summarizing Fiction Texts
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Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Crab that Played with the Sea
The Crab that Played with the Sea
Worksheet
The Crab that Played with the Sea
Introduce your little reader to some classic childhood literature, with Rudyard Kipling's charming story "The Crab That Played with the Sea."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short and Sweet Summaries
Short and Sweet Summaries
Worksheet
Short and Sweet Summaries
Use this resource with your students to practice writing concise fiction summaries.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Simple Summary
Write a Simple Summary
Worksheet
Write a Simple Summary
Teach your students to write a simple summary using an easy-to-follow set of keywords.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Journal
Reading Response Journal
Worksheet
Reading Response Journal
Young readers respond to the books they have completed with this versatile worksheet template. 
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Lesson Plan
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Lesson Plan
Deciphering The Star Spangled Banner
Most students know the first verse of The Star Spangled Banner, but not the rest of the song or the history behind it. In this civics lesson, students will dive deeper into the national anthem by deciphering and summarizing each verse.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Basic Fiction Summaries
Basic Fiction Summaries
Lesson Plan
Basic Fiction Summaries
This lesson gives students a structure to help them summarize fiction texts. When they are skilled at summarizing, they will be more capable of exploring various fiction genres. Use it as a precursor to Fiction Genres Library Exploration.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Three Sentence Summary
Three Sentence Summary
Worksheet
Three Sentence Summary
Help students master summarizing using keywords with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paraphrasing Practice
Paraphrasing Practice
Worksheet
Paraphrasing Practice
Paraphrasing is all about summing up a lengthy text, and it can be a great way to help your child hone reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summarizing with Sequence Words
Summarizing with Sequence Words
Lesson Plan
Summarizing with Sequence Words
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Worksheet
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
After reading a short story, your students will practice writing a simple summary.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simple Fiction Summary
Simple Fiction Summary
Worksheet
Simple Fiction Summary
Students will use the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then structure to summarize a short fiction text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simple Summary Reading Log
Simple Summary Reading Log
Worksheet
Simple Summary Reading Log
Use this half-sheet graphic reading log to help students write simple summaries.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chapter Map
Chapter Map
Worksheet
Chapter Map
Learning to read chapter books and summarize the key components is an important skill for young readers. Use this handy guide to assist your child in writing about the characters, setting, conflict, and goals in the book they are reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Welcome to the Tundra
Welcome to the Tundra
Worksheet
Welcome to the Tundra
Read about the earth's coldest land biome, the tundra, then fill in the blanks to review what you've learned.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summarizing with Sequence Words
Summarizing with Sequence Words
Worksheet
Summarizing with Sequence Words
In this resource, students will identify sequence words in the summary of a well-known fairy tale. Then they'll read a short story and write a summary with the help of a sequence word bank.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paragraph Frame for Summarizing Fiction
Paragraph Frame for Summarizing Fiction
Worksheet
Paragraph Frame for Summarizing Fiction
In this resource, students will practice writing a simple summary of a fiction story using a paragraph frame with sequence words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Theme, Cause, and Effect Reading Log
Theme, Cause, and Effect Reading Log
Worksheet
Theme, Cause, and Effect Reading Log
Students will provide details of cause and effect events directly related to theme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Book Reviews
Writing Book Reviews
Worksheet
Writing Book Reviews
This worksheet will help your child organize the details needed to write about a book he's read!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Summarizing with Sequence Words
Glossary: Summarizing with Sequence Words
Worksheet
Glossary: Summarizing with Sequence Words
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Summarizing with Sequence Words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Summarizing with Sequence Words
Vocabulary Cards: Summarizing with Sequence Words
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Summarizing with Sequence Words
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Summarizing with Sequence Words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Basic Fiction Summaries
Vocabulary Cards: Basic Fiction Summaries
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Basic Fiction Summaries
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Basic Fiction Summaries.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Basic Fiction Summaries
Glossary: Basic Fiction Summaries
Worksheet
Glossary: Basic Fiction Summaries
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Basic Fiction Summaries.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Social Media Book Review
Social Media Book Review
Activity
Social Media Book Review
Teach your child the art of the status update with this cutting-edge take on the old-fashioned book report: the social media book review!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity