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  • Alexis Carrasquel

    Note Taking! Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students write a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Then given the medium sized card and condense info onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

  • Kim Rovitelli

    "the incredible shrinking notes" where students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must then take the information from the medium sized card and condense it down either further onto the small card. Found on The Middle School Mouth blog.

  • Just Jeri

    Interactive Notebook Strategies. This summarization strategy is called "the incredible shrinking notes" where students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Use the medium sized card to condense the info from the large index card. Use the small card and take the information from the medium sized card and condense it down either further. Visual way for students to get to the main point/idea of a selection.

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Love this idea :) -- "The incredible shrinking notes" Students start out writing a summary of their reading on the large index card. They are then given a medium sized card and have to take the info from the large card and condense it. By the time students get to the small index card they're getting to the main point/idea of the reading selection.

This poster would be great to teach students about summarizing, as the NYS ELA Common core standards indicate : 4.RL.2 and 5.RL.2 asks students to summarize a text they have read. This poster can be a reference tool when students start summary writing.

Somebody Wanted But So Then method of summarizing. I love this board. Fill it in as a whole group then just tear off Post Its when you read a new text.

fictional narrative planning/summarizing tool

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This is a great bookmark that students can use while reading their books. As soon as they open up their book during reading time, they will have an instant reminder of the tasks they should complete. This would be especially useful for a student who is not in a reading group and instead reads individually. This will help to keep them on task.

Great anchor chart for Summarizing. This 4th grade teacher has a ton of good ideas!

Great idea for lesson closures for students to reflect on their learning and it can be used for a reading strategy.

The Interactive Student Notebook (ISN)...one of the best tools I've used. Here are some new ideas for this ntbk geared to a social studies classroom.