Source Summary

Use this activity to teach students how to write a concise summary of expository texts. There are five steps to writing this summary. Students should memorize each step and learn how to complete them independently.
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We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

R7
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
W2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
W4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
L1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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