Summarize Nonfiction – 3rd Grade Florida BEST Standards – ELA.3.R.3.2

Summarize Nonfiction – 3rd Grade Florida BEST Standards – ELA.3.R.3.2



Summarize Nonfiction – 3rd Grade Florida BEST Standards – ELA.3.R.3.2

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching students how to summarize in nonfiction. Summarizing is a brief account of the major events in a story. This packet is designed to specifically fit 3rd grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.3.R.3.2 but can be used by anyone teaching summarize in nonfiction.


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill.



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


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based 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 stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. What is the difference between Summarizing and retelling?
  2. Summarize Nonfiction Hand Visual
  3. Summarizing Rope
  4. Summarize Nonfiction Graphic Organizer
  5. Summarize Nonfiction Stationary
  6. Mentor Text: Medieval Clothing
  7. What Is a Desert? – 490L
  8. Brazil – 520L
  9. Dolphin Rescue – 570L
  10. Making Movies – 630L
  11. Mammals of the Sea – 660L
  12. Where Are the Honeybees? – 670L
  13. The Water Cycle – 730L
  14. Weather and Your Mood – 780L
  15. Pizza’s Beginnings – 800L
  16. A Shrinking Treasure – 810L
  17. Assessment:
  • The Grand Canyon – 600L
  • Jane Goodall – 740L


Each passage includes:

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


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