"Let's Get to the Point--Summarize!"
Students get rid of unnecessary information. They pick out the most important information. Students write a sentence that covers everything that is important information from the passage. They fill out a check list to check behind themselves.
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8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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