Reflection: Relevance Summarizing: What's your point? - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


We spent time in the beginning of the year discussing genre so students know that the two main categories are narrative and informational. Some strategies can be used with both genres, like making predictions, making connections, and finding cause and effect. Some, however, are exclusive only to narrative text, like plot and characterization. It is important to have conversations about this with students so that they have the right types of books in their browsing boxes. A lot of students tend to read only narrative or only informational and it is good for them to get a different type to complete the independent practice tasks. Summarizing is a strategy that can be used with both narrative and informational books so for the assignment today, students can have either types of text in their browsing box.



  or Informational?
  Relevance: Narrative or Informational?
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Summarizing: What's your point?

Unit 17: Summarizing Unit
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT apply Summarizing to their own text independently.

Big Idea: Independent practice with the concept of Summarizing

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