Distillation

Draw a funnel on the board. Provide students with a text that they will be studying. Students are challenged to find 5 words that are most important. Once ready, as students one at a time to call out their 5 words and write them in the top of the funnel. As soon as all the words are up on the board, lead a class discussion to establish which 5 words should be allowed through the filter funnel and essentially capture the meaning of the whole passage.