Interactive Editing

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Use this teaching method to teach students how to select key vocabulary and concepts from a text and then paraphrase and summarize that text using the vocabulary. In a typical lesson using this strategy, the students highlight key terms and phrases in their reading as modeled by the teacher. After highlighting one section, the teacher and students “rewrite” the section in their own words, using all of the key terms and phrases. This strategy not only helps the students with academic vocabulary and comprehension, but it is also a scaffold for effective listening skills as well as learning how to take effective notes in the content areas.