Hi there! I’m popping in today to share with you our method for writing summaries. Just like our topic sentence formats, these ideas came from the fabulous writing curriculum we use called Write Now Right Now. It is the easiest writing curriculum to follow and so effective! One of my colleagues (and former colleagues) wrote the curriculum, and I have so enjoyed using it this year.
Writing summaries is notoriously difficult for younger students. I have blogged about it several times before, with ideas for introducing the purpose of summarizing and ideas for teaching students the difference between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing. Now I’m sharing our anchor charts for writing basic nonfiction summaries. It is such a simple method once students grasp it, and they write beautiful summaries each and every time!