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Note-taking: Learning Summary Booklet

Use this note-taking booklet for helping students working on how to write a summary of their reading and learning.

Free learning summary booklets

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

This note-taking booklet will help your students who are working on writing a summary of their reading and learning.

These booklets can be used for note-taking during reading or even during projects in the classroom.

While some pages are specific to reading a book, others can apply to class discussions, videos or speakers. You will have more flexibility in adapting the book to fit your needs by choosing the full page version.

Activities for students to complete include sharing background knowledge by the students. If the whole class or many students are working on the same topic, you could host a class or group discussion to help with activating schema.

Have students brainstorm who they know who could share more with them. What other books could they read? Where else could they look to learn more about the topic?

You will find a variety of note-taking pages along with other prompts. Students can pull out a main idea and details. They can share facts and opinions.

Also, students can share vocabulary words they are using.

Another option is for students to write a summary about their reading.

How to assemble this note-taking booklet for learning about summary writing

There are two versions of this booklet.

This first is a half page style. You will need to print front to back, fold and staple.

The second version you will find is a full page booklet. You will find more options in this booklet. There are extra title pages and other options so you will want to only print the pages you need.

Also, because you are printing full pages, you will find more options to modify the booklet to fit your students. You might even provide a selection of printed pages and let students create their own books.

You can download these Note-taking: Learning Summary Booklets here:

Half Page Style

Full Page Style

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Saturday 9th of May 2020

These booklets are great because you can use them for many grades! I would use the full size booklet for my first graders and beginning second graders, and the half-size for third and fourth graders. They are easily adaptable for many subjects! Thank you so much!


Friday 6th of September 2013

What grade is this for?

Jill & Cathy

Sunday 8th of September 2013

This is intended for primary grades. We created it for our second graders, but we have first and third grade teachers who have used it as well. Some teachers have used it as a shared activity after a project or a nonfiction read aloud.

Paula Riggs

Friday 26th of July 2013

Reading and writing. A perfect companion to the Common Core. Thanks again.


Wednesday 9th of January 2013

Love this. Our school has a paper reduction initiative so I need to find a way to incorporate this without using too much paper.