Summarizing Summaries

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Introduce class members to summarizing using a think, pair, share activity and KWL charts. After modeling how to determine the who, what, where, why, and how of an article, groups practice summarizing with two provided articles about Drake and Cali Swag District.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect articles that reflect the interest of your class members to use for the ativities
Classroom Considerations

  • The 3:55 YouTube video showing the Cali Swag District dance moves begins with two ads
  • Preview the video to determine if it is appropriate to your learning situation
Pros

  • The provided worksheet asks kids to record the main ideas in the articles
Cons

  • No models are provided that show writers how to transform the information recorded on the worksheet into a summary