routine draws on the idea of newspaper-type headlines as
a vehicle for summing up and capturing the essence of an
event, idea, concept, topic, etc. The routine asks one core
1. If you were to write
a headline for this topic or issue right now that captured
the most important aspect that should be remembered, what
would that headline be?
A second question involves probing how students'
ideas of what is most important and central to the topic
being explored have changed over time:
2. How has your headline changed based
on today's discussion? How does it differ from what you
would have said yesterday?