Summarizing teaches students how to take a large selection of text and reduce it to the main points for more concise understanding. It is a technique that enables students to focus on key words and phrases of an assigned text that are worth noting and remembering.
What are the four components of the Summarising strategy?
Reciprocal teaching is a scaffolded, or supported, discussion technique that incorporates four main strategies—predicting, questioning, clarifying, summarizing—that good readers use together to comprehend text.
Is summarizing a comprehension strategy?
The reason we use summarizing as a reading comprehension strategy is because we want students to pull out main ideas of the text, focus on specific details that make the text make sense, break down the larger ideas, and write a GIST or short and simple summary of the text.
What you mean by summarize?
To summarize something, only include the important stuff. If your teacher asks you to summarize several events from the Civil War, she wants the important facts, not every single detail you can find. When you summarize something, you write or tell the general idea and only the most important points.