Writing a Summary

Has a topic sentence
Tells the sequence of the story
Uses time order words ( first, next, then, last,
Tells the main idea (what the story is mainly
Tells important details
Have you ever read the story “One Small
Place In a Tree”? This is a non-fiction story
about a hole in a tree and why it is important.
First, a bear sharpens its’ claws on the tree
and makes a small hole. Then, beetles move
into the hole making it larger and bore more
holes. Next, a woodpecker spears the beetles
for food which causes the hole to get larger.
Finally, the hole then becomes a home for
many animals. Even when the tree falls it is
still important to the animals.