I can summarize a text using details about the setting, main character, central conflict, theme, and resolution.
Part 1: Vocabulary Terms to Know
Summarize means to describe the main details or parts of a story. It answers the questions who, what, where, when, and why. It can also be answered by using the acronym SWBST which means:
S-Somebody (state the main character(s))
W- Wanted (describe the conflict)
B- But (describe what the characters do to try and solve the problem)
S-So (describe how the problem is solved)
T-Then (describe the resolution or ending to the story)
Conflict is the problem in the story.
Resolution is the outcome or solution in the story.
Part 2: How do I summarize?
Click on the links to learn how to summarize.
Part 3: Practice Summarizing
Click on the links below to practice summarizing a text.
Part 4: Summarize a BK level text.
See ARC-BK Google Classroom. Complete Assignment #3 after reading a BK level text.