Summarization for Comprehension

This simple summarization strategy teaches students to combine the main ideas from a passage into a succinct summary that is one paragraph long. This is a strategy that skilled readers use to help them remember the most important information in a text during and after reading. Students that summarize reach higher levels of comprehension and retain more content information. The summarization strategy covered in this toolkit builds upon the Get the Gist (main idea) strategy.

Note: For a summarization strategy that focuses on more detailed summary writing skills, see the Summary Skills Strategy Toolkit.

Field Guide Alignment: Reading and Reading Interventions, Principle 6, Practice 2

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Learn about the strategy


Self-guided PD module

Developed by Building RTI Capacity
 

Article describing comprehension strategies
Developed by Swanson, Edmonds, Hairrell, Vaugn, &Simmons (2011)


PD package

Developed by PowerUp What Works

VIDEOS

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Model lesson
Developed by Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

Model lesson
Developed by Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

Model lesson
Developed by Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

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Reference guide for teachers
Developed by MSMI

Student handout
Developed by MSMI

Lesson plan packet
Developed by MSMI

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