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Prior knowledge helps students focus on not only what is known, but also what is not known as well as what new there is to learn. Teaching strategies to utilize summarizing is extremely important as effective strategies help increase vocabulary, comprehension, and further academic success.
Color Coded Teacher Task Cards with six different strategies that focus on summarizing. Each strategy has a directions, samples across the curriculum, and a black section for your notes. A list of Mentor Texts is also included.
Table of Contents
Slides 5: Why You Should Use Activating Strategies
Slides 6: Definitions for Summarizing and Mentor Texts
Slides 7-11: 3-2-1
Slide 12-15: Square, Triangle, Circle
Slide 16-18: Acrostics
Slides 19-21: $2 Summaries
Slide 22-24: Gist
Slide 25-27: Word Splash
Slide 27-29: Store Information