This past week we have been working on identifying story elements and using them to summarize a story. We learned that when you summarize you have to include the most important information, you have to put it in the proper sequence, and our summary needs to make sense even if you didn't read the original story.
Our class read the story Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Pollaco. If you have never read this book our class highly recommends it. This story taught us what how bullying can make you feel, and it also taught all of us to believe that we can accomplish anything if we believe in ourselves.
We identified the story elements as a group, and then we worked with our partners to use those puzzle pieces to create a summary that made sense. We talked a lot about our connections to the story and began to understand how you need to add some details to a summary so people will get interested in the story. Here are pictures of us working with our partners and doing a gallery walk to read the completed summaries!