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Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text

Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text
In this post I will describe the Sentence-Phrase-Word thinking routine. It is a routine that helps learners engage meaningfully with a text with a focus on capturing “what speaks to them”. It also calls for them to justify their choices which makes it a useful springboard into a speaking activity. Step 1 After reading a text ask students to identify: a sentence that was important, meaningful to thema phrase that moved thema word that struck them as powerful Students can work individually, in pairs or in groups. Step 2Students can present and share their selections of sentences/phrases/words. Step 3 After sharing invite students to reflect on the discussion. Step 4 If possible, post all answers in the classroom and provide some time for students to think again on their classmates’ sentences/phrases/words. Classroom experienceI have tried this routine on two occasions so far. The second time was with Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree while working on the topic of deforestation. Like this:

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