Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

Reading comprehension for ESL students is critically important due to the language barriers these students have. This post outlines five hands-on reading comprehension strategies that will help your students grow their reading comprehension skills.

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

Title: Exit Ticket Emoji Description: End of lesson task to allow pupils to reflect on how the lesson went via the medium of Emoji. Idea adapted from Twitter. #ded318

Title: Exit Ticket Emoji Description: End of lesson task to allow pupils to reflect on how the lesson went via the medium of Emoji. Idea adapted from Twitter. #ded318

Summarizing Activities - This teaching blog has lots of FREE teaching ideas and activities.

Free Summarizing Activities

Learning about summarizing...by classifying!  Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary!  Looking at texts through different lenses is tricky for some--but pays off!

Learning about summarizing...by classifying!

Learning about summarizing...by classifying! Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary! Looking at texts through different lenses is tricky for some--but pays off!

Hello Literacy: So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2)

Hello Literacy: So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2)

Summarizing (Non-Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing informational text. Each card contains a short non-fiction paragraph followed by the question, "Which of the following best summarizes the passage?". Students have to select the correct answer from four possible choices.

Powers of 10 Math Face Off 5.NBT.2

Summarizing (Non-Fiction) Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice summarizing informational text. Each card contains a short non-fiction paragraph followed by the question, "Which of the following best summarizes the passage?". Students have to select the correct answer from four possible choices.

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