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Summary Reading Passages

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

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by Frances Hogsdon Burnett from A Little Princess

Chapter VIII passage: Frances Hogsdon Burnett wrote ...

346 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Summary

Peter’s Coal-Mine

by Edith Nesbit from The Railway Children

Chapter 2 Passage: Edith Nesbit wrote "The Railway C...

406 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary

The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

by Lewis Carroll from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

Chapter IV Passage: Lewis Carroll’s classic novel "A...

520 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary

Hans and Gretel Find a Friend

by Mary Mapes Dodge from Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates

American author Mary Mapes Dodge wrote “ Hans Brinke...

651 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary

The Willful Little Breeze

by Thornton Burgess from Old Mother West Wind

Thornton Burgess loved nature and liked to write abo...

379 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Nana the Nanny

by J. M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 1 passage: The novel “Peter Pan” began as a ...

551 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Summary

The Little Mermaid and Her Sisters

by Hans Christian Andersen from The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer o...

575 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Story Elements, Summary

The Rescue of the Tin Woodman

by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which was published in 19...

678 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Arachne’s Web

What happens when Katie and her band, Arachne's Web, auditions for their idol? Students will read a story about this all-girl r...

500 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Point of View, Summary, Theme

Dreaming Inside the Box: The Art of Joseph Cornell

Students will read a passage about Joseph Cornell and his unique art, creating shadow boxes. Students will answer questions abo...

784 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary