This is a good time to teach some transition words of time or of addition. Writing a summary is an important skill that students will use throughout their academic careers. Finally, writing and editing skills are improved as students draft and edit the summary.
Although writing out extra summaries takes extra prep time, it will keep you from having so many frustrated and confused students later in the school year. A summary is simply that -- an objective piece that summarizes the key elements of a story. When summarizing, students are supposed to only include the most important information.
I have summarizing resources for both fiction and nonfiction.
What would you do?