Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Writing to Summarize - Section 4: Wrap up

 

In looking over this week's lessons, it may appear that we repeated concepts but I would like to look at it as building up to a more complex activity. Often times, it is difficult for children to write about what they have read. By beginning with smaller tasks, or tasks that progressed in difficulty, I feel like I was able to build students confidence with the concept. I also felt like doing this gave students something to build on and use in the new task. More importantly, it gave students multiple opportunities to apply these strategies making them more comfortable with them as they go along. I'm sure we will be revisiting summarizing and students should be very comfortable with doing it as the year progresses.

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Writing to Summarize

Unit 6: Setting A Purpose to Read
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT read a story, take notes about the story, and write a summary of the story.

Big Idea: Students will understand the importance of reading with the purpose of gaining information and being able to give an accurate account of what they've read.

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