Recommendations for Classroom Practice on Summarizing a.Teach the “rule-based” strategy –Follows a set of rules that produce a summary
Bev’s Sink/Float Important rules for sink and float SinkFloat Round penny blue sponge Long pen long stick Square magnet round cork Round nickel red sponge What don’t we need to know? Color Yes/No Shape Yes/No Size Yes/No
The Narrative Frame a. Characters: the traits of the main characters in the story b. Setting: the time, place, and context for the story c. Initiating event: the event that starts the action rolling in the story d. Internal Response: how the main characters react emotionally to the initiating event in the story
The Narrative Frame (Continued) e. Goal: what the main characters decide to do as a reaction to the initiating event (the goal they set) f. Consequences: how the main characters try to accomplish the goal g. Resolution: how the goal turns out.
Problem/Solution Frame Examples of these can be Math word problems Class rules or Classroom Management Real-life problems/issues that you want them to think or reflect deeply upon (pollution, extinction of animal populations because man is encroaching on natural habitats, etc.)
Reciprocal Teaching We Predict Yellow + Red = Yellow + Blue = Blue + Red = We Discover Yellow + Red = Yellow + Blue = Blue + Red =
Recommendations for Classroom Practice on Note Taking a.Give Teacher-Prepared Notes –Model Teacher Prepared Notes GraphicQuestions (Student-Led) i.The Basics A. Red + Blue = Purple ii. Characteristics A. Red + Yellow = Orange Red Blue Purple RedYellow Orange
Recommendations for Classroom Practice on Note Taking b.Teach Multiple Formats Word Web, Graphic Organizers, Combination Notes, etc. Summary Notes Graphic