Summarize Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Unit


Summarize Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Grade

⭐️This summary unit includes 5 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages, organizers, visuals, and activities. Perfect for teaching 4th and 5th graders how to summarize nonfiction text.


⭐️Includes short responses and multiple choice questions that build on a summary, anchor charts, and cut-and-paste sequence cards. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied across the CCSS fourth and fifth grade band.


⭐️This packet includes ideas for differentiation and scaffolding, including how to progress from recounting to retelling, to summarizing.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th-5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L to 1010L).


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages and question sets are targeted for summarizing. It is perfect for comprehensive test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original passages with high-quality images designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. What is the difference between retelling and summarizing?
  2. Summarize Stories Hand Visual
  3. Summarizing Rope
  4. Summarize Nonfiction Graphic Organizer
  5. Summarize Nonfiction Stationary
  6. Brazil – 790L
  7. Where are the Honeybees? – 830L
  8. The Grand Canyon – 840L
  9. Jane Goodall – 880L
  10. Mammals of the Sea – 900L


Each story includes

  • 1 page of multiple choice, short response, and sequence questions
  • 1 page with cut-and-paste picture cards and written retelling


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Retelling to Summarizing Nonfiction Differentiated Bundle

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