Summarizing is an important comprehension strategy. Not only does it help us remember what we read, but it helps us communicate with others regarding our reading.
The students in this fourth-grade class have been immersed in the strategy of Summarizing Text. They are proficient at finding the main events of their narrative text and are ready to be introduced to how we might use the same strategy with non-fiction text.
Christie has them turn and talk, thinking about how what they know might be applied to a Time for Kids article. Let's listen in.