I love this activity, but it can get boring if all you use is your graphic organizer. Also, what do you do with students who are not writing and are not ready to be independent? Here are some variations that were discussed.
Instead of using the the regular graphic organizer that writes the sentence horizontally, have students fold paper to show 4 squares and write each section in one box. This works better for my students who have a hard time writing in narrow columns.
Summary Bounce:Make 4 squares on the floor with masking tape. Label each square with the 4 sections, somebody, wanted to, but, so. Have students stand around the square and bounce the ball in each square in sequence while orally state the section correctly. I can actually think of different ways to do this I just can't seem to explain it. I think I will have to think about it longer.
I am sure I did a poor job of explaining these. I got so excited I don't seem to be thinking clearly. Please feel free to ask questions for clarifications. I would love to hear any other variations you have used in your room.