Strategy:

One Sentence Summary

   

Explanation:

One Sentence Summary is a tool used to help students organize their thoughts and write a brief summary statement that captures the meaning of the material learned or read. One Sentence Summary is a tool that can easily indicate a studentís level of understanding of material.
   

When to use

this strategy:

To summarize new information

To compare and contrast

To describe or sequence

To show cause/effect

To show problem/solution

   

Ideas:

Use a One Sentence Summary to compare 2 characters in a story.

Use a One Sentence Summary to explain the steps to solve a problem.

Use a One Sentence Summary to describe the characteristics of a reptile.

Use a One Sentence Summary to show how supply effects demand.

   

What does

it look like?

Click here to see an example of a One Sentence Summary frame.
   

How to use

this strategy:

The key to using One Sentence Summary is to model the strategy for students on several occasions. Students will need several examples and opportunities to practice before they are ready to use the tool independently.