Summaries are not an easy concept for kids to understand let along to write. To help the class make a connection to summaries we made smoothies :) I am sure you are asking yourself how does making a smoothie help them make a connect to writing a summary? The main ideas go into the "blender" and then come out as a smoothie. Something that looks 100% different than what went into the blender. That is the same with our summaries.