Identifying the Main Idea
By Mary Frings
In this interactive object, learners read short paragraphs and then select the main idea of each selection.
Summary Writing (Screencast)
By David Wehmeyer
In this screencast, students demonstrate an understanding of summary writing by reading step-by-step instructions and then summarizing short paragraphs. Examples of summaries that are poorly written, as well as those that are written well, are included.