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Summarizing Strategies JHHS Mathematics Department January 10, 2012. What is summarizing ?. Students summarize what they learned and answer the essential question. Summarizing is how we take larger selections of text and reduce or condense them to their bare essentials.

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what is summarizing
What is summarizing?

Students summarize what they learned and answer the essential question.

Summarizing is how we take larger selections of text and reduce or condense them to their bare essentials.

Summarizing is in essence a brief, concise restatement of the main facts or points that are worth remembering.

why summarize
Why Summarize?
  • It can be used as a formative assessment tool.
  • It gives evidence of student learning.
  • It helps students remember the content longer.
  • It helps develop the student’s critical thinking skills.
  • It helps to reinforce content vocabulary.
  • It helps to guide learning and to ultimately answer the essential question.
when do you use summarizing
When do you use summarizing?

1. At the beginning of the lesson

2. Throughout the lesson

3. At the end of the lesson

summarizing should
Summarizing Should:
  • Support learning
  • Lead to comprehension and retention
  • Require dialogue and not yes/no answers
  • Involve all students
  • Consolidate learning
  • Facilitate the learner using new vocabulary
summary point writing
Summary Point Writing
  • Any activity that engages the student in summarizing material through a writing prompt.
txt it
TXT it
  • Text Message Summary

Have students write a txt msg 2 their BFF about what they learned in class 2day.

key word
Key Word

This is an acrostic of a topic or concept. Have the students write sentences for each letter that summarizes information they have learned.

journaling
Journaling:
  • Learning Logs – Students summarize lesson essential questions and vocabulary.
the important thing
The Important Thing

Students summarize what was important about the learned content. The last statement indicates the most important thing.

your summary
Your Summary!
  • On your triangle write three summarizing strategies you use regularly.
  • List two concerns or comments you have about topics discussed at our department meeting today.
  • Write one important piece of information that you will take from the department meeting today.