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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 New Language

Students will read a story about the challenges faced when you move to a new country. Students will answer questions about main...

654 Words, 7th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary

Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Star

Students will read a biography about Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph and the obstacles she had to overcome to be successful. Stud...

558 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Earworm

Earworm is not a worm that lives in an ear; it is what happens when a song gets stuck in your head. Students will read a passag...

357 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Friendship in a Bottle

Students will read a story about a message in a bottle and how it brought two strangers together. Students will answer question...

537 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary

Sweet Country Air

Students will read a story about a boy who visits his aunt’s ranch and learns a lesson about hard work. In the process, he lear...

526 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

A Good Place to Hide

An escaped hamster is the focus of this passage. Students will read a story about the search for this wily pet and answer quest...

253 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Down the Rabbit-Hole

by Lewis Carroll from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Chapter I passage: Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adve...

176 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Summary

Trash or Treasure?

Students will read a passage about the hidden treasures that archaeologists find in trash. Students will answer questions about...

709 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Telephones Past and Present

Students will read a passage about the history of the telephone. Then students will answer questions about details, cause and e...

484 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Summary

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous aviators of the 20th century. Students will read a passage about Amelia Earhart and ...

253 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary