25 Word Abstract Summarizing Activity. Find the main idea in expository text and summarize it! Use close reading and cooperative group evaluation to create a terrific summary of expository text. This PowerPoint will help teachers scaffold the process of summarization. Can be used as a group activity on summarizing expository text, or can be adapted to use individually with students who need extra help or are in homeschool. Students will learn about the reading compreshension strategy of summarizing. They will learn to write a 25 word abstract as they do this lesson. The slides introduce the concept of summarizing, and then walk students through the activity step by step. Students will first read and highlight a short (about 500-1000 words) piece of expository text. (Not included...you should select something to read that goes with your curriculum) Then they will share what they have highlighted in their groups, discuss what they think are the main points and key terms, and then write their 25 word summaries. They will then go back to their groups to share, and then collaborate to make a goup summary. Groups will report out to the class and the class will then rate the summaries and write a rationale for how they rated them and what features of an abstract created the most clear and concise summary of the text for the reader.Use your choice of expository text...works with any text. Supports common core standards. 13 slides. - HappyEdugator
Key words: Reading, Writing, Summarizing, Main Idea, Expository Text, Close Reading
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