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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

A Stormy Day

by Anna Sewell from Black Beauty

Chapter 12 passage: "Black Beauty" is the story of a...

502 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

The Husband and Father

by Harriet Beecher Stowe from Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Chapter III passage: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel "...

435 Words, 7th-10th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

The Garden of Live Flowers

by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking-Glass

Chapter II passage: Lewis Carroll wrote "Through the...

658 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

The Deadly Desert Crossed

by L. Frank Baum from The Road to Oz

Chapter 12 passage: L. Frank Baum wrote thirteen boo...

817 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Story Elements, Summary

Jo Meets Apollyon

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Eight passage: "Little Women" by Louisa May...

697 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle

by Carl Sandburg from The Rootabaga Stories

"The Rootabaga Stories" is a collection of short sto...

608 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Fit the First. THE LANDING

by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark is a nonsense poem by Lewis...

516 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Summary

Captains Courageous: Rescued!

by Rudyard Kipling from Captains Courageous

Chapter I passage: Rudyard Kipling wrote Captains Co...

741 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Pollyanna's Game

by Eleanor Porter from Pollyanna

Chapter V passage: "Pollyanna" was written by Eleano...

545 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Jungle Battles

by Edgar Rice Burroughs from Tarzan of the Apes

Chapter VI passage: Published in 1914, Edgar Rice Bu...

503 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Summary