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Summarizing Task Cards - Nonfiction Text Summary with Audio - Print & Digital

Rachel Lynette
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24 task cards
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Rachel Lynette
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Description

Summarizing nonfiction texts can be so hard for students! Give them lots of practice with these 24 informational task cards! Use in a print or digital format!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

✍️ PRINT:

  • 24 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color

  • Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys

DIGITAL:

  • Google Slides
  • Easel Activity

DIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS:

  • Digital or Print
  • Challenge Cards to extend the lesson
  • Audio Support
  • Multiple versions of the recording sheet included

Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade! 

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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable. 

By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. In addition, the word count limit will keep students from simply rewriting the entire paragraph. You may want to remind students that they must answer with a complete sentence (the challenge was issued as a word count instead of limiting to one sentence to avoid long, run-on sentences as answers).

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ "Student after reading the directions on the card, 'What?! Only 12 words?! How can I do that?!' A comment from the same student after completing card, 'Wow! This makes you really think about what's most important! You really have to use your brain!' Translation? Success!" -Madeline Herrera.

✏️ "After reading your free download 'Task Card Handbook', I was motivated to start using task cards. Now my students prefer using the task cards to practicing skills on work sheets. These non-fiction stories are perfect for getting at the main idea. Using only 12 words was difficult at first but then the students got into it. Tried moving the students from one seat to another and then posted the cards on the wall for them to finish by the end of the week. Great resource, great activities!" -Lenore S.

✏️ "I absolutely loved how this included audio support for my students who need text-to-speech. It made it very easy for them to do independently and also was user friendly." -Courtney P.

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Common Core Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 and RI.5.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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About the Author

These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. 

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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24 task cards
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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