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Summarise Ideas From a Paragraph

In this worksheet, students will be asked to summarise main ideas from a paragraph. An important skill in Year 6 is to be able to summarise key information into a few well-structured sentences.

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, you will practice how to write a summary from a paragraph. 

A good summary will give the reader all of the information they need without the extra, unnecessary detail.

A summary is much shorter than the original piece of writing.


The crucial information includes the 5 Ws:






The summary needs to take the form of a well-structured paragraph.

Think of this paragraph as a sandwich.

The top piece of bread is the topic sentence that introduces what the paragraph is about.

The filling is the supporting sentences that add detail to the topic sentence.

The bottom piece of bread is the ending sentence which concludes or closes the paragraph.

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