Summarization Strategies

Gary Troia

Associate Professor, Special Education

Michigan State University

Strategy Instruction

I think the take away message is that strategy instruction needs to be thoughtful, it needs to be combined with self regulation when possible so that we’re teaching students how to manage, how to use those strategies in natural context with authentic tasks and that they’re setting goals for themselves, they’re managing their productivity, they are being mindful of their progress towards goals, they’re managing their environment effectively for writing. So those things need to be built into any kind of summarization strategy that is taught and I wanted people to walk away with a handful of strategies that are high powered strategies that they involve collaboration with peers, there’s heavy emphasis on writing to connect the reading comprehension and the written expression and I wanted people to walk away with a handful of strategies that are research based that are very powerful, but really to prioritize which ones they select for their students based on their knowledge of the students with whom they’re working and what strategies and knowledge and skills they bring to the table already, and then to build on that.

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