Here, we offer up-on-your-feet approaches to text summary—adaptable for either before or after reading—giving your students ways to enter a new text, review, and analyze creatively.
This activity will introduce students to the story of Romeo and Juliet while speaking Shakespeare’s words for the first time and physically activating key lines.
We love this activity as a way to actively and imaginatively summarize or analyze a text you’ve read—or as a quick community builder to foster collaboration and trust in a classroom.
This low-stakes improv game is one of the most engaging ways we know to summarize material—and to work together as a group doing it. You can recap faithfully—or create your own twist on a familiar story!
We tried this activity with our staff as a fun team-builder and loved it! You can use it as a way to encourage students to work as a team, start their creative juices flowing, and help them engage with a text in a new way!