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