Reflection: Student Grouping Crafting an Objective Summary - Section 3: Independent Work


I know that I have several students who will not be able to complete this task at this point on their own, so for the comfort and success of all students I chose to pair them up.  The lower students will gain confidence by working with more skilled students while those who are more skilled will benefit from a teaching aspect.  All teachers know that you learn from teaching.

I have limited the time on this to 10 minutes for the writing and 5 for review because Tween Tribune articles are not very long. I want students to work quickly and purposefully instead turning this into brain surgery.  Some of my students have a tendency to do that and second guess themselves to the point that they aren't sure about anything.  I want objective summaries to be a quick and easy skill.  At this level it isn't something we should have trouble with, but some students struggled with it in the first nine weeks. I'm hoping the using nonfiction instead of fiction helps.

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Crafting an Objective Summary

Unit 6: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
Lesson 3 of 16

Objective: SWBAT edit a summary to make it objective and write their own objective summary of a self-selected article.

Big Idea: Keeping our opinions to ourselves.

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