Monday, August 20, 2012

Why is Summarizing Important? (Freebie)

Why is summarizing important?

Summarzing is an important skill for students to learn because:

1.It gives them practicing in telling about and finding important events. These important events are main ideas and supporting details.

2. It is a way for students to monitor their reading and understanding.

3. It is a way to practice sequencing and decision making.

4. It can be used in a variety of subject areas-Science, Social Studies, Math (integrating using Common Core Standards).

5.  It can be used in real-life situations, as well as, continue usage through college, in jobs, and one's career.

Be sure to check out the summarizing poster.

I am working on bookmarks and graphic organizers for a variety of reading strategies. I am giving this one away as a freebie. It includes three different bookmarks, as well as, three different graphic organizers that cooridinate with summarizing. The bookmark sheets have three bookmarks per page. Copy, cut, distribute OR you can copy front to back, have the student triple fold. Use for homework, classwork, or literature circles. I have Making Connections, Questioning, and Visualizing in my TpT store. Be sure to check them out. (I am making more to follow.)

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1 comment:

  1. I really like the bookmark idea. Then students can fill it in as they read, and save their place if they haven't finished the book/summary yet. Great idea!

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