I used this handout in a fifth grade classroom in response to reading an informational text. The tool is designed to allow students to assemble what they learned in a fun, aesthetically pleasing way! The students created a written summary, pictorial summary, relevant vocabulary terms, and an important quote from the reading (this section could be substituted for "author's bias" as well) accommodating for different ability levels and learning styles. Each student was assigned a subtopic to become an expert of. Then, with a partner, the students filled out these two pages. All the pages were collected into a class informational "scrapbook." Students enjoyed being able to share what they learned with the rest of the class and act as the teachers of their subtopic. This is a great activity to promote community learning and cooperation!
by Lauren Tetzke
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