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A summary of a story recounts it in a succinct way and includes only the most important information, ideas, or details. It may include supporting details to the main idea as well as the sequence of the story (e.g. beginning, middle, end or chronological order).  

(450) Results for Summary Reading Passages

The Wolf and the House Dog

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Although Aesop's fables were written thousands of ye...

348 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Summary, Symbolism, Theme

The Mother and the Wolf

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

The Greek author Aesop wrote fables centuries ago th...

174 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme

Mercury and the Woodman

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Although they were written centuries ago, Aesop's fa...

435 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme

The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Aesop is the well-loved writer of fables. Even thoug...

291 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme

The Astrologer

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller who wrote his...

212 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Part Two

by Benjamin Franklin from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most co...

383 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Winged Monkeys

by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chapter 14 Passage: L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wonderf...

839 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

The Search for the Wicked Witch

by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chapter 12 Passage: L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful W...

675 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

The Road Through the Forest

by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chapter 4 Passage: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was...

738 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow

by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chapter 3 Passage: J. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wi...

488 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Summary, Symbolism