Summarize Text; Include Sequence of Main Events–Assessment


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Summarizing is taking selections of text and reducing them to the gist, the key ideas, and the main points that are worth noting and remembering. As proficient readers we absorb the meaning of the passage and capture the most important elements in our own words so we can remember, organize, and understand the importance of what we have read.

The following guide will help teachers assess student performance of the strategy.

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