I'm popping in to share an activity I did to get kids thinking about summarizing nonfiction texts. I got this idea from the fantastic Kristine Nannini at Young Teacher Love. She blogged about their classroom anchor chart where they discussed the difference between nonfiction and fiction summaries. You can check out her blog post HERE.
It has been quite a while since we explicitly worked on summaries, so I added a few more elements to Kristine's chart. I also wanted to use the activity as a pre-assessment, so I gave the students the questions and off they went! Some had GREAT answers, and others made it clear that they still needed some review.