1. Topic-
2. Content-
Summarize to increase comprehension monitoring.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will understand and show their knowledge of summarizing as it deals with the comprehension of on-level text.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of summarization.
2. Students will utilize various summarizing strategies.
3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how using summarizing can increase comprehension.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Promethean flipcharts on summarization.
2. Summary ball
3. Story Works
4. SkippyJon Jones
5. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
6. Strategy templates for student use
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Introduce the students to the meaning of summarizing. Add the strategy to the CAFE board. Explain the use of this strategy by showing Promethean flipchart on summarizing.

B. Development-

Day 1: Read the story "SkippyJon Jones" to the students. Use the Promethean chart "Somebody, wanted, but, so" to come up with one summarizing sentence for the entire story.
Day 3: Read "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters". Fill out a Who, What, When, Why chart on the Promethean board as a large group.

C. Practice-

Day 2: Read the article in "Story Works" magazine. Have students complete "Somebody, wanted, but, so" in small groups.
Day 4: Read story from "Story Works", and use the summary ball (beach ball with each section labeled with Who, What, When, Where..)

D. Independent Practice-

Day 5: Read the poem by Shel Silverstein, "Sick". Students will write a summary response to explain what they read. Then they will reduce their summary to a 1-5 word summary.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

The summary ball is a hands on activity, to accommodate all learners. The development activities are read by the teacher, so all learners will be able to participate.

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will be assessed by completing the summary type of their choice over the basal story we are reading at that time.

G. Closure-

Summarizing will remain as a listed strategy on the CAFE board. It will be revisited on a weekly basis in conjunction with the use of all strategies on the board.
7. Evaluation-
Students had a good understanding of the use of summarizing and the various tools that can be used to summarize.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)