Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling
My first book, published in 2006. This explains how readers summarize, the importance of teaching summarizing skills, and the connections between summarizing and paraphrasing.
Paraphrasing and Summarizing Lessons
I love making materials for the classroom. This packet includes 30 items for teaching paraphrasing and summarizing, including 5 texts, an assessment, and a rubric. (I just couldn't stop adding materials!)
From Choice Literacy
This pack includes a variety of activities to help your students become better at summarizing, including a look at collapsing lists of events, summarizing dialogue, and selecting the best summary of a story.
Writing a Nonfiction Summary Powerpoint (free)