This colorful wall or easel chart is a perfect reference for writing elementary fiction summaries.
Summarizing a text concisely and accurately is harder than you might think… especially for kids who are still learning to read fluently! This poster serves as an easy reference to keep them on track and working independently.
Bonus: It shows any classroom visitors what you are working on during readers workshop.
Download the sample to see what you get.
You have two different options for using this anchor chart:
- The cut-and-glue kit. Print it out on standard paper, trim it a little and put it together. Laminate it and you’ll be able to use it year after year!
- I also include a small version for you to 3-hole punch and put in a notebook. Your students will have access to the information even after you take down the anchor chart. Laminate and use it forever!
Of course you get complete instructions, too, as well as the applicable Common Core Standards.
Common Core Focus: Reading
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
- RL.3.1., RL.3.2., RL.3.3.
- RL.4.1., RL.4.2., RL.4.3.
- RL.5.1., RL.5.2., RL.5.3.
- RL.6.1., RL.6.2., RL.6.3.