Whittle It Down is a teaching strategy that is used to scaffold summarization. Students whittle down large chunks of information independently, then as a small group, and finally as a whole group, generating a list of important words from the text. Students then use their final words to create a summary of the topic.
“Spotlight on Strategies: Whittle It Down.”
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Chicago Manual of Style
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