Summarizing the key elements of Charlotte's Web

charlottes web reading task

This month Edgalaxy is focussing on the Children's best selling novel Charlotte's Web.

This activity will allow students to develop a better understanding of summarizing using key details.  A summary is a brief description of the events in a text or chapter.  Key details pertain to the information that is most important in understanding a text.  These two skills combined help students in gaining insight about a story or informational piece.

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