The Daily CAFE is a Professional Development website designed for teachers and literacy coaches using The Daily 5 and The Literacy CAFE Assessment System. It is loaded with professional video and downloads, all created for teachers like you!
HomeCAFEDaily 5DesignMath Daily 3Member Area
Why Should I Join?
Getting Started
Free Samples
About Us
View All Options
Live Workshops
Online Seminars
Online Graduate Course
My Favorites
Article Index
Discussion Boards
On the Spot Videos
Annotated Archives
In the News
Books & DVDs
PD Library

Summarize Text with Non-Fiction (VIDEO)

Summarizing is an important comprehension strategy. Not only does it help us remember what we read, but it helps us communicate with others regarding our reading. The students in this fourth grade class have been immersed in the strategy of Summarizing Text. They are proficient at finding the main events of their narrative text and are ready to be introduced to how we might use the same strategy with non-fiction text. Christie has them turn and talk, thinking about how what they know might be applied to a Time for Kids article. Let's listen in.

Printer-Friendly Format
·  Parent Pipeline - Summarize Text; Include Sequence of Main Events
·  FAQ - I teach 2nd grade, although some students summarized what their partner read, many did more of a retelling. Is that ok?

Free Tip of the Week:


Daily 5 & CAFE
Practical tools,
Seriously helpful,
CEUs available.

Two workshops
over two days
nearly every month.
Almost 6 hours

See and hear what colleagues say.