Teaching Nonfiction Summary Writing
Do your students have trouble deciding what to include when summarizing nonfiction text? Many students struggle with summarizing informational text because they don’t know how to identify the main idea and details. This can make the writing process extremely overwhelming.
If this sounds familiar, you can scaffold the writing process to make summarizing nonfiction a successful experience for all students. Use an anchor chart, graphic organizer, or writing template to break down the process. This will help students identify the necessary elements for their summary. Soon, they will be able to summarize nonfiction text without scaffolding!