"I notice that students are more comfortable writing out a summary with this strategy. It gives them somewhere to start and a way to add in all the important details to create a complete summary."
"Showing students structure helps them to become better readers and writers."
This strategy is amazing! You can apply it to so many different moments and lessons!
"My students are already getting better at identifying the main idea AND having solid conversations about defending the text structure they believe is present."
"I love teaching the vocabulary section, including the parts of speech – it has been a huge success with my first graders."
"My students are becoming masters at determining text structures and writing main ideas."
"My students went up 20 percentage points on the Short Cycle Assessment from October to December."
"I have seen my students who receive special education services start to understand a simple process and it has taken the abstract away which is helping them not feel overwhelmed."
"I really think the kiddos are enjoying these lessons, and I see their comprehension getting better and better!"
"This is the first time I feel like someone has explained to me how to teach kids to read and comprehend texts in a meaningful way."
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