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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nonfiction Fun

I had mentioned yesterday that I was diving into a new summarizing strategy called 3-2-1. I'm really liking this method for focusing student thinking during reading! It goes right along with my tracking your thinking lessons. I have a little pic of a kinda sassy chart I whipped up today. The flash was a little defiant so this is the best I have. :(
I admit it is a little top heavy but I really like to add color to draw interest. We are focusing our school wide writing prompt towards a nonfiction summary. Any thoughts or suggestions on this girls?!?!

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around 3-2-1 as a summarizing tool. I see it more for focusing student thoughts during reading by giving them specific things to look for/think about during reading.  I'm still working out the kinks!!  :)


Elizabeth said...

This is great! I use a 3-2-1 sheet for science when there is a school wide science assembly. It works wonderfully with my students and they absolutely love using it to tell me everything they want to tell me. What a great idea to use it in reading as well!

- Elizabeth

Mrs. J said...

I've used it with 3rd grade all the way up to 8th. I've even modified it and used it for fiction as well. In fact, 3-2-1 guide is one of my freebies on TpT!

Glad to know others use it and love it as well!

Laurah Jurca

The ESOL Odyssey

Anonymous said...

I like this - thanks for sharing. I teach in Ontario, Canada and as a province our students' writing lacks a solid beginning and connected ending. I might add to this: exciting beginning, 3-2-1 and then satisfying ending - this is the language my students are familiar with in their other writing forms. Thanks again!

Amanda Estrada said...

Love this post..I also use this strategy and it works wonders..I gave you a bloggy shout out..stop on over and check it out!


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