The Shrinking Post It Method

The idea behind this is that you start with a big post it that has a lot of info and as the post it's get smaller the information gets more condenced and then you're left with a small concise bit of info to learn instead of the whole paragraph. 
Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes".  Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card.  Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card.  Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.  Great way for students to get to the main point/idea! 
I think this is a great method, especially for things like theories. I'm going to try this out, what about you?

Let me know how you get on?

Xoxo TW 

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