Summarising

Main Idea / Summarising Worksheets

Summarising requires the reader to evaluate the information and determine what is most important. These summarising worksheets and text passages help to teach children to separate the main idea/s from the supporting detail. A number of our graphic organisers are also designed to help children practise identifying the main idea.

 

summarising worksheets

Read the text and determine the main idea and supporting details.

main idea summarising worksheetsRead the text and determine the main idea.

 

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The Mess! What is the Main Idea? (Fiction)

Read the text, write the main idea and create a headline to match.

Sport: What is the Main Idea? (Non-Fiction)

Read the text, write the main idea and create a headline to match.

Homework: What is the Main Idea? (Non-Fiction)

Read the text, write the main idea and create a headline to match.

 

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How Animals Change: What is the Main Idea? (Non-Fiction)

Read the text, write the main idea and create a headline to match.

Beach: What is the Main Idea? (Fiction)

Read the text, write the main idea and create a headline to match.

Dogs: What is the Main Idea? (Non-Fiction)

Read the text, write the main idea and create a headline to match.

 

Summarising Graphic Organisers

 

Main Idea Concept Mapconcept map graphic organisers  

 

 

Organise and identify the main idea and the supporting details. Write or draw.

 

Main Idea/Summary Chartmain idea graphic organisers

 

 

 

This graphic organiser is designed to help readers identify the main idea and supporting details of a text.

 

Main Idea/Supporting Ideasmain idea supporting ideas graphic organisers  

 

 

Identify the main idea and supporting ideas of a page/chapter/text.

 

Story Boardstory board graphic organisers  

 

 

Map out the events of a text. Draw or write. Great for retells and summarising.

 

Story Sequence Organiserstory event sequencing graphic organisers  

 

 

Use this story map to order the events of a story. Great for retells and summarising.

 

Summarising:
Beginning, Middle, Endsummarising story graphic organisers
 

 

 

Summarise a text by writing and drawing. What happened in the beginning? Middle? End?

 

Summarising:
Who, What, When, Where, Why, How5ws graphic organisers
 

 

 

Organise a summary of a text using the 6 headings: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.

 

Image Cluster Organiserimage cluster graphic organisers  

 

 

Fill the middle oval by writing (or drawing!) about a character/setting. Fill the surrounding circles with details about the character/setting. Also useful for teaching main idea, supporting details.

 

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