How to write a Summary 3rd, 4th, 5th grade, story retell summarizing worksheets

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Use these story retell summarizing worksheets with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students when teaching how to write a summary. This resource can help show how- to retell and sequence a summary in a fun way.

Have students practice sequencing a story with the short reading passage worksheets on each trifold example. Recently added is a sentence strip activity (shown on the cover and preview) that can be used with any story.

How to use summarizing worksheets:

1. Copy the trifold front to back.

2. Have students fold the paper on the dividing line to create the trifold.

3. Read the stories on the activity and identify the 5 major parts.

4. Students can write a 4-5 sentence summary on the back page of the product.

❀ The preview of this product will be helpful for you to see how to use it.❀

Included inside summarizing worksheets:

  • Blank Foldable to use with any story.
  • Blank summary graphic organizer.
  • 12 original stories to use with the foldable. Each of these stories is written on the foldable.
  • 12 original stories to use with the graphic organizer. (Same stories as listed on the foldable.)
  • Sentence strip activity with directions, tabs, and rubric included *can be used for an assessment grade.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at Marcy’s Mayhem.

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