Identifying and accumulating key points in order to
determine the main idea of a text (written, oral and visual)

Steps to Summarizing:

  1. Preview and predict.
  2. Identify and accumulate key ideas in the written, oral, or visual text.
  3. Find the key point of each paragraph.
  4. Consolidate the key points in order to come up with a summary of the entire piece.


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Summarizing classroom poster

Summarizing worksheet:  paragraphs (nondescript)

Summarizing worksheet: sections

Summarizing formative assessment

Summarizing rubric