Back Talk: A Summarizing Activity

Here's resource that presents step-by-step directions for three different activities that ask kids to read a short passage, listen for the main points, and then to summarize the passage in their own words.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Laminate the reading passages to permit reuse
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructors must locate and reproduce the reading passages required for the activities
Pros

  • Step-by-step directions for each of the activities are included
Cons

  • Although a reference is made to a source of reading materials, no passages or links are included in the packet