Your students will love learning about summarizing this book about gnomes! These guided reading activities focus on the comprehension strategy of summarizing with the mentor text, “How to Grow Happiness” by Kelly DiPucchio. Use SWBST summarizing graphic organizers, summarizing book templates, mentor posters, and other support materials to guide students through the summarization process.
How to Grow Happiness activities included:
- a unique craft
- writing prompts
- graphic organizers
- story element posters
- anchor chart headers
- focused worksheets to deepen understanding of comprehension strategy
- book talk questions
- parent connection materials
- check for understanding mini-lesson
- lesson plan ideas and more!
Read about this unit and more in my blog post, “How to Teach Summarizing”
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