I like using summary frames (fill-in-the-blanks) to help students work on the content of their writing, while providing a structure for their ideas. When paired with explicit instruction about the parts of a summary, it helps students internalize the structure. In releasing my responsibility, and helping students become more independent in this process, I find that a summary keychain of the various parts of a summary (in order) requires more independence than a full scaffold, but still provides sufficient supports.
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