Superstar Summarizing 

 

Reading to Learn

By: Tara Killen

 

Rational: After children are able to read with fluency and speed, they must begin to move on to the next step in reading. This is the reading to learn step. Children must be able to read and summarize all kinds of reading materials so that they are able to learn. This lesson will begin to teach students how to find the important information in a passage. They will read a passage and then discuss as a class what the important information is. They will highlight this material and then write a summarization from the information that they have highlighted.

 

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Assessment: The teacher will collect the summaries and look to see that they used all of the important information the write a sentence.

 

References: Stevens, Elizabeth. Super Summarization. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/odysseys/stevensrl.html

 

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