We explored the WONDERFUL world of summary, which will take three class meetings. This first round involved reviewing what summaries are and why we do them. Some students had STRONG feelings about summary (negative, of course), so I encouraged them to see summaries as reading strategies and not as busy work. Let me know if that helps you all!
Then, they paired up and looked through their notes to determine two things:
1. The article’s thesis
2. The most important ideas from the article.
They were … quiet. Some groups were REALLY quiet. For future sessions, I won’t force group work; lone wolves are welcome, too.
Students/groups finished in different places, but that is okay; they all were attentive and productive. Much appreciated!
Weekly Summary: Muons – Writer’s Workshop