Literacy is the foundation for all learning.
“Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.”
- Grace Slick
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
So many of our kids struggle with writing summaries. Even some 8th graders. It's not an easy skill and if the content is challenging, summarizing may be quite a tough challenge. The Common Core asks that students begin summarizing in grade 3 so I thought this strategy might be a good one to share. One strategy which scaffolds it is called GIST. For students who need that scaffolding, they can plan a summary using the graphic organizer. Here is a link to ReadWriteThinks lesson plan and template.