More than just a reading skill and a reading strategy, summarizing is a powerful tool for creating thinkers! Summarizing is a needed skill for the information age! Here are three ways that summarizing can benefit every classroom.
Leadership and school culture. We know they go hand-in-hand, but here is an article giving three questioning strategies principals can use to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they are valued.
The principal calls you in for a meeting. She pulls out your recent Common Assessment scores. Everyone questions the quality of the test. You had no input on creating the test. Only 30% of your students met the standard. She then pulls out your team scores and shows that two other teachers' are 3 points higher than yours. What in the world is wrong with this scenario? Read more here http://teamtomwaters.blogspot.com/2016/05/measuring-student-growth-vocabulary.html
Summarizing Task Cards #3
The summarizing task cards are excellent for reading centers, small group, test prep or STAAR review! Tap to view in store.