University of Iowa


Writing an Objective Summary

With this resource that includes a graphic organizer, children follow a step-by-step set of instructions that leads them to write an objective summary of a text. The summary does not include any opinions or judgments.

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Story Map

Students can be taught to use this graphic organizer as a part of a comprehension strategy to show the elements of a narrative text and check themselves for understanding of those elements.

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