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Learning how to figure out and understand the big picture is a critical skill for students in today’s information filled world. Determining the main idea of a passage and summarizing text are challenging tasks for student’s with language difficulties. This course will guide you through using a strategy to help students identify the main idea of a passage, then transform it into a concise summary.
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5 minutes - Introductions and Disclosures
20 minutes - Main Idea overview and method
20 - Summary overview and method
10 minutes - Examples of strategies in action
5 minutes - Conclusion and Wrap-Up
loved the ideas presented! thank you
Marureen's course on strategies for teaching summarizing and main idea was terrific. I can't wait to use (and teach) these skills at school this fall. What a fabulous resource.
Very good information!
Maureen gave a clear and precise presentation on teaching main idea and summarizing to school-age children and resources available to use. Thanks! Will definitely take away some good tips.
This was a great course that provided a perfect amount of information. I like how you present the concepts to the students and how easy it sounds (and should be). Thanks
This course on summarizing and main idea was awesome!
So much information that will be so useful for my upper level kids.
Great course! Good presentation style and speed! Loved the visuals!
Very good information I can use in therapy with my language kiddos
Excellent course and so very informative! :-)
Excellent course. Lots of practical information and food for though to help me revise and refine what I have been doing in both areas--main idea and summarizing. Suggestions should help me get some better outcomes for those students who think they need to include everything.
Although I don't work with older kids, I found this info interesting and helpful..
Great strategies and information, as well as delineation of differences between main idea, summarizing, and story retell. Also appreciated explanations for justifications of addressing these skills as well as the reason to start with pictures, texts, and explicity stated main idea.
Loved this! Very useful and helpful-I can't wait to get started. Thank you!
Very helpful and practical ideas that I can take straight into the therapy room and feel successful using. I really like the idea of starting with pictures! Thanks for your time and presentation!
Thank you! Loved all your session! Information i will use!
Good session for a beginning clinician.
Excellent presentation! I loved all of the tips and examples. It was especially helpful to know where to start.
So helpful for teaching students to summarize and pull out main ideas from text.
Extremely practical and clear! Thank you for these strategies!
great info! will use this this upcoming school year with my older students
Excellent information, and easy to implement! Thanks!!!
Lots of good information and good strategies. This is one thing I have always struggled a little with and this is really going to be helpful as I work with my language kids. Thanks!
I loved this course. Very good strategies that will be easy to implement. And a good reminder to scale back on intensity. It made me realize I was expecting my kids to do too much initially!