Research Base for Summary Skills

Brown, A. L., & Day, J. D. (1983). Macrorules for summarizing texts: The development of expertise. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 22, 1-14.

Chapman, S. B., Sparks, G., Levin, H.S., Dennis, M, Roncadin, C., Zhang, L., & Song, J. (2000). Discourse macrolevel processing after severed pediatric traumatic brain injury. Developmental Neuropsychology, 25(1&2), 37-60.

Nelson, J. R., Smith, D., J., & Dodd, J. M. (1992). The effects of teaching a summary skills strategy to students identified as learning disabled on their comprehension of science text. Education and Treatment of Children, 15(3), 228-243. Retrieved from:

Tilstra, J., & McMaster, K. L. (2013). Cognitive processes of middle grade readers when reading expository text with an assigned goal. Learning and Individual Differences, 28, 66-74.