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Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping

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Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathleen Donovan-Snavely

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Blackboard or whiteboard

  • Learning journal for each student

  • Overhead projector, transparencies, and highlighters

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PREPARATION

1. Read the "Gorillas in Crisis" article, noting the cause-effect pattern and connections among the main ideas. If necessary, adapt the passage for the students you teach. Make copies of the article to distribute to students, as well as a transparency for the overhead projector.

2. Complete a fishbone map in advance to serve as practice for the process. (See sample fishbone map with responses.) Make copies of the fishbone map template to distribute to students, as well as a transparency for the overhead projector.

3. Mount a set of cooperative group role cards on card stock and insert them in an envelope for each group. Preteach role responsibilities in advance.

4. Bookmark the websites Great Apes & Other Primates and Gorilla Conservation Campaign on student computers, or print out and make copies of the articles found at these websites.

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