SESSION 3 | Grades 2-12 / ELL Levels 3-5 | HANDOUT
Integrate writing into all subjects
Integrate the Writer’s Workshop within the subject area.
Scaffold summarization skills
Define the goal of a summary.
Summaries include only the most important information told in order.
Support early explanations with word banks
Using text features, generate a Title-Wave Summary.
Utilize the subheadings of a longer text to generate a summary after reading.
Expect longer summaries with structured support
Support comprehensive summaries with frames.
Students can hone their summarizing skills by completing the Somebody… Wanted… But… So… Then… frame.
Tweak the interpretation and the Somebody… Wanted… But… So… Then… frameworks for math story problems, too.
Students oral and written summaries need to match the same text structure of the passage.