Nonfiction Summary Poster for Grades 3-6
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Nonfiction Summary Poster

$ 5.95

A wall reference for writing nonfiction summaries. Helps students remember the key steps in fully explaining what they learned from a nonfiction book. Grades 3 to 6.

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Wall support for nonfiction writing assignments!

Great reference for kids to use during readers workshop or during your writing block. It will assist students in hitting the key points of any nonfiction text so their summaries are complete and accurate.

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.

The cut-and-glue version can be trimmed to fit a standard flip-chart easel… approximately 27 x 34 inches (68 x 86 cm).

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.

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause / effect.

  • RI.3.1., RI.3.2., RI.3.3.
  • RI.4.1., RI.4.2., RI.4.3.
  • RI.5.1., RI.5.2., RI.5.3.
  • RI.6.1., RI.6.2., RI.6.3.

Additional Information

Resource Type


K-12 Subjects

Reading, Writing

Grade Levels

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Teaching Duration


Answer Key


Download Type

Zip file

File Type


10 reviews for Nonfiction Summary Poster

  1. :

    Awesome activities to support learning.

  2. :

    This has been so helpful to my 3rd graders for non-fiction summaries. Thank you!

  3. :

    Wonderful resource!

  4. :

    This was so helpful to my students!! I cannot thank you enough for sharing these ideas!!!

  5. :

    Did something wrong. Not all pages downloaded.

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      Leslie, if you use my contact form, I’ll send anything you need.

  6. :

    Used this with my struggling kids. Really helped!

  7. :

    very clear and easy way to teach summary

  8. :

    Teaching students to write summaries is difficult. The fiction and nonfiction summary templates made writing summaries so much easier!

  9. :

    Wow! A great poster and very concise, clear, and helpful for students. Only glitch, hard to laminate because of size. I also purchased the fiction version. Thank you!

  10. :

    Can’t wait to use this with my students when I introduce Non-Fiction! Thank you

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