Five Finger Summary Strategy

My students have a hard time with creating summaries. Thankfully I talked to one of my best-friends and she mentioned this strategy. It is called the Five Finger Summary. Basically, students use their five fingers as a reference to come up with a summary:

  • Thumb – Somebody…
  • Pointer Finger – Wanted…
  • Middle Finger – But…
  • Ring Finger – So…
  • Pinky – In the end…

It is so easy and you can use it with any story! Keep in mind if there are multiple main characters you would have to make a choice between which one you use.

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