I'm teaching one week of summer school and the students are rotating between doing board work, worksheets, and a computer program. I decided to create a summary sheet so that after each rotation they could stop, summarize their learning, and hopefully remember it before moving on.
And surprisingly, one student said that we should use these during the regular school year. So now I'm thinking maybe this could be a good addition to our notes as an exit slip type exercise.
I'm already planning to include a unit summary sheet in our math portfolios where students have to go back through each section of the unit and rewrite summaries as a way of review.
Seems like they could go hand in hand. Maybe I should modify the unit summaries to include example problems as well?
What modifications would you make so that writing summaries becomes a more natural and useful process?