Practice the 4th grade standards for unit 4 literacy.
Remember that summarizing includes the MOST IMPORTANT events or ideas of a text and doesn't include opinions or many details.
Students should be able to summarize a text using the central or main idea of the text.
First you need to know how to find the main idea to include it in your summary.
Students should be able to demonstrate they have the ability to describe the theme or central idea of a text from details in the text.
Evidence and Reasoning
Students should be able to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support their particular points in a text.
Point of View
Students should also be able to compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic, and describe the differences in focus and the information provided.