Summarizing

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  1. Ms_C

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    I teach reading for 7th graders and am having difficulty teaching them to summarize. Anyone have any tips?
     
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    Have them write:
    Who did what (to whom) / what happened
    when
    how
    why (what was the reason / cause)
    what was the effect / end result
    you can also have them add other details, such as who else was involved, why is this important, whatever is in the text.

    Depending on where they are with this, you might need to break it down and do a couple together as a class, then with a partner, then alone. You might want to go over what details are important enough to be in a summary (in addition to the above) and what are not, depending on how short / long summary you want.
     
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    Somebody
    Wanted
    But
    Then
    So


    Use SWBTS as a framework on which to expand with details. Use graphic organizers for organizing thoughts until your students can do this independently.
     
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    I have the students think about what would they want someone who was absent to know about what they read.

    If someone was absent, what would you tell them about the chapter or book.
     
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    We use summary frames. They're great.
     
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    Can you link an example? Would love to see!
     
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    Love those! I'm going to steal them and modify them to use with my third graders!
     
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    I've had kids write a fake "tweet" since they're limited to 150 words...they find it fun and it is good practice at being concise!
     
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