Summarizing is an important skill. If students struggle to summarize, they are unable to think critically or analyze. This strategy can be used with text or video. The first column is for students to note what the text or video says. The second column has students focus on what is not said (left out) which will have students practice deep thinking.
This strategy can be used with text, or video.
1. Students choose the method for note taking the main ideas that works best for them. (traditional method, pictures, concept map etc.)
2. Group students and have them discuss similarities and differences between their notes.
3. Students then compile their notes into a single-paragraph group summary.
This strategy requires students to think about what was important in their own notes and then discuss what needs to be included in their group paragraph.
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