Summarize Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Florida BEST Standards – ELA.4.R.3.2 / 5.R.3.2

Summarize Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Florida BEST Standards – ELA.4.R.3.2 / 5.R.3.2


Summarize Nonfiction – 4th & 5th Grade – ELA.4.R.3.2 / 5.R.3.2

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching 4th & 5th grade 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 4th & 5th grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.4.R.3.2 & 5.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 – The 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 recounting and summarizing?
  2. Summarize Stories Hand Visual
  3. Summarizing Rope
  4. Summarize Nonfiction Graphic Organizer
  5. Summarize Nonfiction Stationary
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  8. Dolphin Rescue -820L
  9. Where are the Honeybees? – 830L
  10. The Grand Canyon – 840L
  11. The Water Cycle – 870L
  12. Weather and Your Mood -900L
  13. Mammals of the Sea – 900L
  14. Pizza’s Beginnings – 920L
  15. Shrinking Treasure- 980L


  • Brazil – 790L
  • Jane Goodall – 880L


Each story 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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