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(44 MB|14 pages)
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Do your students need help summarizing? Do they write way too much or not enough? This summarizing unit helps your students master this skill.

A handout explains the basics of summarizing.
A class activity "Share and Snare" is a teacher directed lesson giving students practice in summarizing.
A partner activity gives students a chance to practice called "Highlight and Reconstruct."
Seven activities are provided for using the newspaper to summarize.
"Everybody Wanted But So" is used for a summarizing strategy using children's stories.
Small groups work together to complete a variation on the jigsaw.
Six additional summarizing ideas are included:
exit tickets, gist, design a t-shirt, create a comic, post-it, acrostic
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
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