Write Simple Summaries and Determining Main Idea

Write Simple Summaries and Determining Main Idea

Some students struggle to summarize what they’ve read. They can tell you lots of specific details that were within the reading, but they can’t explain the big idea, what the reading was all about. To work on summarization with her students, Kate Bieker at...
Write Strong 20-Word Summaries

Write Strong 20-Word Summaries

Teachers want students to do more than just memorize facts in science and dates in social studies. They want their students to do more than just remember information in health or processes in FACS classes. What content area teachers really want is for students to see...
Create Simple Summaries with Pyramids

Create Simple Summaries with Pyramids

You may already be familiar with the idea of Information Pyramids. It’s a favorite strategy for getting students to summarize a main idea and to include some specific supporting details. Many teachers have enjoyed success using this with their students. So if...
Use Pictures to Jumpstart Summary Writing

Use Pictures to Jumpstart Summary Writing

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