Why Do I Teach? To Help Students Understand


During our second week of school, I taught my students how to summarize a paragraph using the journalistic five W’s and the H method. I know from previous experience that many students, even in high school, struggle with this concept, so I want to start early practicing different methods. Several of my students have comment that this method has provided them with an easy-to-understand way to summarize.

Their comments made my day. Here’s one:

Helping Students Learn

Related topics: Reflective Teacher

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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