Writing a Summary

Watch the Summary Lesson and learn about Summarizing.

How to write the best summary ever!

Writing a summary of what you have read builds your comprehension (understanding) of what you have read. Writing a summary is like retelling the story. By following the elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling actions, and resolution) you tell the important information from the story.

Listen to the short story of Three Billy Goats Gruff

After you listen to this short story read and follow the lesson and questions on the slideshow.

Summarizing Improves Comprehension

You have to Practice to Improve!

Three Billy Goats Gruff

At the icon at the bottom of the page is a link to listen to the short story of Three Billy Goats Gruff. As you listen think about and take short notes about what happens in the Beginning, Middle, and End of the story that are important details.

Apply what you have learned!

Read or as you are listening to two chapters in the novel When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Using the information from the lesson on summary - write your summary.