Shaking Things Up In Summarization
Reading To Learn Design
of this lesson is teaching children how to summarize. This lesson
emphasizes using the five "W" questions to help find the
most important information in the text. Knowing how to summarize allows children the ability to read text and only pull out the
necessary information, which they need to know.
Franklyn M, illustrated by Richard Rosenblum. Earthquakes. Thomas Y.
Crowell, New York.
class we are going to learn how to summarize what we are
reading. We are going to carry over what we are learning in Science to
reading lesson today.
Summarization is when you read something and pull out the
main ideas of what you are reading. Summarizing will help you remember
points in a story and help you
understand what you are reading.
help you find main ideas I will give you some questions to
think about. The five questions are: What is the story about, who is
about? Where is the story taking
place? When is the story taking place? Why is
the story taking place? These questions can be applied to whatever you
we are going to read a book on Earthquakes. This is where you model how
to find the main ideas. I will read the
first page aloud and say what the main ideas of the book are by using
questions. You will then
continue reading Earthquakes silently and write down
what you think is the main idea on each page. Remember to use your
They make summarizing
much easier. If you need any help raise your hand and I
will come to you. After everyone is done we will discuss each main idea
found and why you believe it
is the main idea and what questions you asked
yourself to find the main ideas.
assessment. I will have another non-fictional book about
earthquakes at my desk. I will pick out a page and will call each
student up to
my desk one at a time.I will
ask them what the five “W” questions and have
them apply it to the page they just read to me.
Franklyn M., illustrated by Richard Rosenblum. Earthquakes. Thomas Y.
Crowell, New York
Genie Website: www.auburn.edu/rdggenie
to return to Inspirations