Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Summarizing: That's what it's all about! - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


Games are a great way to reinforce a strategy and one that comes to mind for Summarizing is similar to Charades, except with summaries instead of body movements. Place slips of paper with familiar fairy tales like Three Little Pigs, Princess and the Pea, Little Red Riding Hood, etc., and place them in a hat. A student pulls a slip out of the hat and instead of acting out the plot, they give a short and sweet summary. The challenge is that it must be done in one sentence, starting with, “This story is about…,” which will make students think about the main idea, instead of using tons of details. The student who guesses it first, then gets to come up and choose the next slip from the hat. 

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  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Game to Teach Summarizing
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Summarizing: That's what it's all about!

Unit 17: Summarizing Unit
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT practice Summarizing pages, chapters, or headings in books from their browsing boxes.

Big Idea: Introducing the concept of Summarizing

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