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Summarization in Any Subject: 50 Techniques to Improve Student Learning
Wormeli, a teacher certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, makes a case for summarization as one of the most effective, flexible, and engaging ways to improve student learning. He presents written, spoken, artistic, and kinesthetic summarization techniques for both individual assignments and group activities across the content areas. Suitable f ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 21st 2005 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
(first published December 1st 2004)
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If you are looking for a great book full of easy to use, teacher and student friendly summarization activities, this book is for you. It contains 50 different summarization strategies/activities you can use with students during and after reading. Sure beats the old standard paragraph summary :). As Marzano and many other researchers have cited in their works, summarization is a very effective teaching strategy for boosting comprehension. Some of the activities I have used with students that they ...more
A very practical book that looks at summarizing from a VERY broad perspective. I liked the introductory chapters that explain summarizing, but the bulk of the book is ideas for classroom activities that provide students with opportunities to learn (that's what I mean about a broad perspective). One thing I really liked was Wormelli's idea that summaries don't have to be written. He uses a lot of physical movement and graphic organizers or art in addition to oral and written summarizing ideas.
Mar 17, 2008 Christina rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teachers
I loved this book and found it to be a great reference to have in the classroom. Our school principal recommended it and I took lots of notes. It has some great strategies to use in the class on a daily basis. If you're looking for help with summarization strategies in the classroom this is a realistic aid.