In a recent Inservice post, ASCD communications specialist Julia Liapidova shares a summarization technique from Rick Wormeli's "Summarization in Any Subject." The technique, called "body sculpture," will get students collaborating, moving and thinking creatively as they determine the attributes of a concept or idea, then create a frozen tableau that represents those essentials. Read on.
Summary is one of those terms used over and over again in the CCSS. Here is a great instructional technique. Enjoy:}