A great beginning summarizing activity is the classic Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then (SWBST).
SWBST can be applied to ANY text, done on your fingers, and an easy way for students to grasp the idea quickly.
Modeling in whole group and with an anchor chart as a reminder is important
How to Assign a Reading Skill Google Form
If you are beginning online teacher or distance learning newbie assigning a Google Form is EASY and can be done with a few clicks.
FIRST – Have your form made or use these FREE Reading Skill Forms
Second – Click the + sign to create an assignment
Third – choose the form from your Google Drive to assign!
This video can quickly help you if you are a visual learner and need help!
Summarizing Reading Skill Google Form
These Google Forms especially for summarizing are great to assign.
The form starts with a read aloud and really focuses on text dependent questions so listening is such an important skill.
Taking notes and referring back to text are great.
How Easy! Instant feedback about a reading skill. Follow up with questions that were missed more frequently. Use these throughout the year!
Grab your FREE Sample of 5 Reading Skill forms – including point of view, inferring, character traits, theme, and summarizing all one click copied to your Google Drive! You can see the Inferring information already!
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