If you are developing lesson plans on summary writing skills you might feel as if your back is up against a wall. Alas, there is hope for the teacher in distress. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Summary writing skills are built upon over time.
Students who can write good summaries, are in effect demonstrating that they clearly understand the storyline or if it is nonfiction, the text. Additionally, a solid summary does not have too much or too little information. This is where you as the teacher comes into play. You are tasked with helping students to demonstrate the cognitive understanding of writing summaries. This is how lesson plans on summary writing skills become the necessity instead of an optional teaching tool.