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Whittle, Whittle it Down: Summarizing

Middle schoolers summarize a one to two page article of informational text. They compose a summary according to the guidelines on the "Five Rules for Writing a Summary" chart. They take turns reading their summary to the group, and revise a group summary using the summaries written from the previous day.

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6th - 7th
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