Summarizing and Paraphrasing Activities for Google Slides


Find it Fast



Teach your students how to paraphrasesummarize and take notes with this paperless resource. Students will work directly in Google Slides or Microsoft OneDrive to complete the activities. This a fun, interactive way to help teach these skills to your students and provide them with practice so they can begin to master them.

What is included:

⇒ Teacher directions – includes the access links and instructions on how to use this in your library or classroom
⇒ Instructions for using this resource with Microsoft OneDrive
⇒ Google Slide files

8 slides that can be used as anchor charts or an introduction/review of the concepts. They can also be printed off to use as posters.

• Paraphrasing definition
• Summarizing definition
• How to paraphrase
• How to summarize fiction text (SWBST)
• How to summarize nonfiction or informational text
• Differences between paraphrasing and summarizing
• 2 note taking posters (note taking tips and the difference between Wow!
notes and Blah! notes)

6 activity slides (4 with movable pieces)

  • In Other Words – paraphrasing practice. Students will match the sentence that correctly paraphrases each of the famous proverbs/quotes.
  • Paraphrasing Practice – students will paraphrase 3 different passages
  • Summarizing Practice – students will summarize 3 different passages
  • Sum It Up – students will read 3 short passages. They will choose the question that each passage answers and move it underneath the passage. Then they will summarize the passage.
  • Wow or Blah Notes – students will move 10 notes and decide if it is a wow or blah note. A Wow note is written in phrases and paraphrases the topic. A blah not is in complete sentences, copied directly from the text or is off-topic.
  • Note-taking practice: students will sort 9 different notes under the correct heading the note is about.

The content is almost identical as my print Summarizing and Paraphrasing Activity pack, just in a digital version.

This is not an editable resource.

Advantages of using digital resources

⇒Paperless. No need to print and laminate the task cards
⇒Engages students
⇒Helps build 21st-century learners
⇒Can use with Chromebooks, laptops, computers, tablets, iPads or other mobile devices

Terms of Use

© Copyright Staying Cool in the Library, LLC. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original purchaser only. Copying for more than one teacher prohibited. Additional licenses are available at a discount. For librarians: you may use this product with all of your classes and students.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Summarizing and Paraphrasing Activities for Google Slides”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *