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This series of lessons scaffolds instruction to develop students’ summarizing skills, beginning with clarifying and modeling and offering practice in applying those skills with increasing independence. This strategy for summarizing texts, which is adaptable and broadly applicable across content areas, involves answering the key questions of journalism who, what, where, when, why, and how.