This is an article from Scholastic News that I found at www.infohio.org. I love using articles from Scholastic News because they have clearly labeled vocabulary words and divide the article into labeled subsections. For the next article, we completed the summary together in students' reader's notebooks. We used the article "Bionic Animals." This is another high-interest article from Scholastic News, which can be found at www.infohio.org.
Students completed the third summary independently. For this part of the lesson, I used the article "I Use a Robot to Go to School." (You guessed it! Another article from Scholastic News that can be found at www.infohio.org.)
Students wrote their independent summaries in their reader's notebooks. Once students had proofread their summaries, they switched with another student. This student used a post-it note to evaluate the other student's summary. They wrote about strengths and weaknesses within the summary and then placed the post-it in the student's reader's notebook. When finished, I reviewed all the summaries. Stay tuned for fiction summaries!