The second graders’ in Ms. Connor’s Title I class at Warwick River Christian first read Recess at 20 Below by Cindy Lou Ailloud.





They prepared to write a summary of the story by next creating a first draft. The students marked the topic sentence and wrap-up sentence in green. They noted the “juicy detail” sentences with red.

Lastly, each student wrote a final draft of his or her summary of Recess at 20 Below. Again, the second graders noted topic sentence and wrap-up sentences with green text and detail sentences with red text.


Our First Drafts and Final Summaries
of Recess at 20 Below


First Draft

Recess at 20 Below




First draftRecess at 20 Below





Recess at 20 Below