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Old 03-27-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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My cooperating teacher taught summarizing using a picture of a hand with a word or phrase for each finger that led students through writing the summary. I don't have a copy and can't get a hold of her. Has anyone else used this who might remember what the words on the fingers were?


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Old 03-27-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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The one I use looks like this:

Thumb-characeters
Index Finger- setting
Middle Finger- problem
Ring Finger- an important event
Pinky- solution

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Old 03-28-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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I have always done:
Who - THUMB
Did what (problem) -FINGER
When - FINGER
Where - FINGER
Why - PINKY
End Result (how problem was solved) PALM of HAND
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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When summarizing we used:

Thumb - Somebody... (name the main character/characters)
Index finger - wanted... (what did they want)
Middle finger - but... (what got in their way)
Ring finger - so... (how did they work towards solving their problem)
Pinky finger - then... (how was the problem resolved).


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A cool idea to write all these starters on a garden mitt ($1 at a DollarTree) using a sharpie, and students use it when they work in pairs. I also put a heart in the center as a theme of the story. They love it!
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