The Summary Game

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Materials index cards, poster board, masking tape

Explain Remind students that summarizing a story or article means briefly retelling the main events or ideas. Tell students that they will write summaries of popular stories and use them in a game.

Guided Practice/Practice Assign each pair of students a different popular story to summarize. Have each pair write a short summary on an index card. Circulate and offer assistance. Attach the cards face down on poster board with masking tape. Have students choose a card and read aloud the summary. If the student can name the popular story described in the summary, he or she keeps the card. The winner is the student with the most cards after all summaries are correctly identified.