Summarizing Fiction Texts

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Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue
Worksheet
Little Boy Blue
Read this Mother Goose's Treasury classic, then answer the reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Book That Cried Wolf
The Book That Cried Wolf
Workbook
The Book That Cried Wolf
This book has The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and more. What do these stories have in common? One wolfish character after another and a great excuse to compare and contrast stories.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
The Little Red Hen: Story Ordering
The Little Red Hen: Story Ordering
Game
The Little Red Hen: Story Ordering
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows
Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows
Worksheet
Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows
Learn a fun reading strategy and practice writing fiction summaries using a classic text.
5th 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
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Activity
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Read-Aloud Tales and Questions
Read-Aloud Tales and Questions
Workbook
Read-Aloud Tales and Questions
Here's a conversation starter! Read rhymes and Aesop's tales to your child and have him ask and answer questions with this workbook focused on key details in texts.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Four Friends
The Four Friends
Worksheet
The Four Friends
Read this sweet poem by A.A. Milne, then answer a few short reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Your Day: Story Sequencing
Your Day: Story Sequencing
Lesson Plan
Your Day: Story Sequencing
Get your preschoolers ready for reading by practicing story sequencing. Testing their knowledge of how things are ordered will help them improve their reading comprehension skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Most Special Easter Egg
The Most Special Easter Egg
Lesson Plan
The Most Special Easter Egg
Kindergarten students will love reading this heartwarming story about a little bunny inspired by Easter! Afterwards, they will practice developing their retelling skills with drawings and vocabulary.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Furry Bear
Furry Bear
Worksheet
Furry Bear
Read this cozy poem by A.A. Milne, then answer a reading comprehension question.
Kindergarten
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
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
Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries
Worksheet
Chapter Summaries
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sequencing to Summarize
Sequencing to Summarize
Worksheet
Sequencing to Summarize
Stretch student understanding of story sequencing into a summary with this graphic organizer. Students will start by jotting down quick notes to remember each part of the story, then they'll use their notes to write a complete summary of the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Children’s Stories, Poems, and Songs
Children’s Stories, Poems, and Songs
Workbook
Children’s Stories, Poems, and Songs
Well-loved favorites like "The Three Little Pigs" and "Five Little Monkeys" are featured in this sweet reading comprehension workbook. Read the stories, poems, and songs. Then, answer the thoughtful questions that follow.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sundae Summarizing
Sundae Summarizing
Worksheet
Sundae Summarizing
Summarizing stories has never tasted so good! Students can use this yummy ice cream-themed graphic organizer to form short summaries of fiction they read independently or with the class.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Elements of Fairy Tales
Elements of Fairy Tales
Lesson Plan
Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
It's Time to Retell
It's Time to Retell
Worksheet
It's Time to Retell
Ask your students to read the story about Ty's birthday, then answer the comprehension questions by retelling main events of the story on the lines provided.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling's New Friend
The Ugly Duckling's New Friend
Worksheet
The Ugly Duckling's New Friend
Everyone's heard the story of the ugly duckling, but have you met his new friend, the beastly bird? Help students learn about the importance of transition words when telling a story with this fun tale of outcasts who become fast friends!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Weekly Reading Response
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Use this worksheet to have students write or draw about their reading each day.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Worksheet
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Everyone loves this silly classic! Read the poem, then answer a question at the end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chapter Summary
Chapter Summary
Worksheet
Chapter Summary
Here's a chapter summary guide where your child can jot down the characters in a chapter, his favorite character and even predict what will happen next.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creepy Creatures
Creepy Creatures
Workbook
Creepy Creatures
Dig into some of the most famous myths and legends across the country. This nonfiction comprehension workbook is complete with writing activities, fill-in-the-blanks, and drawing pages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook

Summarizing Fiction Texts

These resources will help your child by identifying the relevant information in fiction texts and using that information to summarize the story as a whole. These skills improve your child's reading comprehension and prepare them for research papers later on. Get them started on non-fiction text with these non-fiction text resources too.

The Sum of Its Parts: Summarization Resources

A concise summary of works of fiction and other reading materials signal that a student fully understands the what they've read. Learning to summarize strengthens comprehension and improves thinking skills. The Learning Library offers popular worksheets, extensive lesson plans, pragmatic hands-on activities and a selection of highly-rated printable workbooks all created by professional teachers.

An added bonus of summarization practice is that the process introduces children to new topics through reading. For example, some of the complete lesson plans include a look at Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Kids will dissect the lyrics and learn the context the song’s history to uncover the meaning behind the patriotic anthem. Some other popular lesson plans on summary include an examination of “Bud, Not Buddy,” a book on the Great Depression. Convenient printable worksheets offer practical paraphrasing challenges as well as teach kids the difference between the big picture and smaller themes.

Workbooks offer more exhaustive lessons. Today, excellent cinema and in-depth dramatic television series display exceptional forms of storytelling. They challenge viewers to perceive and interpret context clues, symbols, camera angles, and other film techniques. “The Magic and Moving Pictures” workbook introduces fifth-graders to early film. The tricky trivia, mind-bending puzzles, craft-making assignments serve as an introduction to critique and will get young learners’ gears turning as they look beyond the surface of what’s on screen. Other comprehensive workbooks include an investigation of Rudyard Kipling’s famous folktales (“The Jungle Book”), a look at legendary myths such as Bigfoot and Nessie with “Creepy Creatures,” among other crowd-pleasers.