Monday, November 26, 2012

Thinking Strategy for December: Summarizing

The documents below will help you implement the reading expectation in Discovery for the month of December.
PowerPoint: This PowerPoint presentation provides detailed information about this month’s thinking strategy. This may be used as background information for the teacher, or as a prompt for classroom discussion.
Strategy Mini-Lesson and One-Pager: This document contains background information for teachers, suggested activities for a mini-lesson, the monthly one-pager, and possible feedback teachers may provide to a completed one-pager The mini-lesson should be conducted at the beginning of the month during the first twenty minutes of Discovery.  The one-pager should be completed in Discovery class at the end of the month. Teachers may choose to have students submit the one-pagers digitally or as a hard copy. Most students should be able to complete the one-pager in the first twenty minutes of Discovery; however, there are some, especially struggling readers, who may need additional time. Students should always complete the one-pager in class to ensure an authentic response.
Reader’s Toolkit: This document contains tools that can be utilized in your content area classes to assist ALL students in using this month’s strategy. There isn’t a lot of time in Discovery during the month of December to provide support with summarizing.  However, you may observe students struggling with this skill throughout the year.  The reading department has additional resources on summarizing that may be helpful throughout the year.
Please contact Jen or Aimee if you have any questions or are in need of support.


Summarizing Mini-Lesson & One-Pager.pdf Download this file



Summarizing.pptx Download this file



Book Talk Scale.pdf Download this file



Reader's Toolkit - Summarizing.pdf Download this file



Summarizing Thinkmark.docx Download this file

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