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Background For Teachers:
Five Rules for Writing a Summary
From "Direct Instruction of Summarization Skills" by V.C. Hare and K.M. Borchordt, 1984, Reading Research Quarterly 20 (1) pp. 62-78. Copyright 1984 by the International Reading Association.
Student Prior Knowledge:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
WHOLE CLASS ACTIVITY:
Display Five Rules for Writing a Summary chart
Reread overhead copy of informational text.
Group students in groups according to their colored cards. (This will give you one student from each group now making up a new group)
Students will take turns reading their summary to the group. They will then revise and write a group summary using the summaries written from the day 1. These summaries must be completed and handed into the teacher by the end of the period. (The teacher should have a group summary from each color group and will then copy each of these onto an overhead.
Display Five Rules for Writing a Summary chart.
Without identifying groups, teacher will display each group summary on the overhead. Students will then as a discussion group, assess each summary according to the guidelines on the Five Rules for Writing a Summary chart giving the following evaluation:
Strategies For Diverse Learners:
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