Here are some creative ideas for wrapping up a lesson.
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.
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.
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?
Six Word Memoirs or Stories or Summaries
I think I am going to use this strategy as part of my back to school activities. I can also use it throughout the year as a summary strategy.
How might you use this with your students?