Sunday, January 13, 2013

Writing Summaries - Courtesy of Choice Literacy

Heather Rader helps a sixth-grade teacher whose students are writing "dreadful" summaries by showing her how to provide more support and quality models:
What is "authentic" writing in this digital age? Summaries are a large part of the equation, from writing thoughtful captions to succinct tweets. Susan Lucille Davis lists the many kinds of writing that students of all ages must be able to tackle in a socially mediated world:
Kevin Hodgson has a creative take on summaries, challenging his students to write research project summaries "tweet-style" in 15 words or less:

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