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Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". 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 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!

The SWBS strategy is my favorite one for students to use when working on summarizing. This graphic organizer could be completed by all students and placed on a bulletin board as book recommendations.

Transition Words -- break this up into separate lessons and let students practice coming up with sentences before expecting them to use in their writing.

Word Work: Here's an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

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Commonly misspelled English words (infographic)

Commonly misspelled English words - #infographic -- Created by Your Dictionary, a super user-friendly online dictionary and thesaurus, the chart lists words that are most commonly misused and misspelled. - Each card includes the definition of the word and an example of using it in a sentence. - Via Design Taxi.

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Questions to Ask About Reading Freebie!

It's time to start thinking about encouraging summer reading! This handy list of questions can help families make the most of that time!

Guided Reading Prompt Cards. These cards can be printed out and displayed in the classroom so that students have different starting points for writing. These can also be used on a daily or weekly basis to ensure that students always have something new to write about.

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Reader's Workshop: Comprehension Graphic Organizers

summarizing activity