Strategy 5: Summarizing
Sammy the Summarizer
Cowboy hat, lasso, bandana
Accent: Speaks with a western drawl
Phrase: "I put the BIG ideas in my own words."
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Since it's impossible to remember everything about a text, it's essential to teach students to pull out the most important ideas. By teaching the process of summarization, students will learn how fiction and non-fiction texts are organized and how to pull out the most important information.