Strategy #2–Your 3 Words

Your 3 Words

 

I remember seeing a great segment on Good Morning America, Your Three Words. They had viewers send in a summary of their lives using only 3 words. I loved the idea so I found clips on ABC’s web site.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/words-stella-postelles/story?id=14342319

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/words-dave-barnes-stories-15885057

 

Ways to Use in the Classroom:

 

1. Start of the Year:  Students write a 3-word summary about themselves.  Then, trace their hands, write their summary on the hand, and post hands on the bulletin board.  Below are pictures of some done my 8th graders a few years ago.

 

 

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2. Response to Literature:  Students write 3-word summaries of a story, novel, or poem.

 

3. Response to Literature:  Students write 3-word summaries from the perspective of characters in a story.

 

4.  Ticket out the Door:  Students write a 3-word summary for an important lesson–can be used for any subject.

 

Can you think of other uses in the classroom?

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