Summarization in Any Subject

Summarization in Any Subject

50 Techniques to Improve Student Learning

eBook - 2005
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Annotation Educators agree that the ability to summarize to identify salient information and structure it for meaning, long-term retention, and successful application is an essential academic skill. Research affirms summarization s reputation as a highly effective way to boost comprehension and achievement. We know summarization works. But isn t it, well, just a little dull? It doesn t have to be. Rick Wormeli, a teacher certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, makes the case that summarization is not only one of the most effective ways to improve student learning, it s also one of the most flexible, responsive, and engaging. Here, you ll find a classroom-tested collection of written, spoken, artistic, and kinesthetic summarization techniques for both individual assignments and group activities across the content areas. Suitable for students in grades 3 12, these techniques are easily adjustable to any curriculum and presented with ample directions and vivid, multidisciplinary examples. They are valuable additions to every teacher s repertoire. Wormeli also clarifies the process of teaching students how to summarize and includes a special section on the key skill of paraphrasing. The book concludes with an assortment of original text excerpts and activity prompts a great starting place for teachers ready to use summarization in their own classrooms.
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2005.
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1 online resource (v, 226 pages) : illustrations.

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