Strategies for Teaching Students How to Write a Summary


Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 5.35.37 PMOne of the critical Common Core skills is to summarize the main ideas contained in a text. Writing a crisp summary depends upon distinguishing key ideas from details.  This month, the Instructional Strategies for Reading Improvement K-8 community, hosted a webinar providing strategies for helping students improve their abilities to write and understand the components of summaries.  Dr. Susan Hall, Founder and President of 95 Percent Group Inc., with Diane Merkel, Vice President, Consulting, shared with webinar attendees ideas for helping students learn to summarize both literary and informational text. They modeled the use of several instructional strategies, including the use of a graphic organizer for helping students learn to tease apart the details from the main ideas, and then translating that into a summary.  Attendees were also given access to instructional tools used during the presentation.  Watch the webinar recording to learn strategies for teaching your students how to write a summary!

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Instructional Strategies for Reading Improvement is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides a place where educators can learn about how to improve reading skills of students in grades K-8.  This program is sponsored by 95 Percent Group Inc.

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