CHECK OUT: WRITING A SUMMARY Orientation You will choose a text, read it and then summarize it. Your partner will have to answer questions about your text, based on your summary.
Preparation Read the keywords on the envelopes. Choose a text that you think sounds interesting.
Read the text. Highlight keywords and topic sentences. Fill in the grid.
What is it about?
Main topic of the text Who is it about?
Write a summary of the text. Use your own words. Use the grid above to write the first draft. Check and correct if necessary: Did you answer the WH-questions (who, what, where, when)? Does your text follow the order of the original text? Is your text shorter than the original? Is your spelling and punctuation correct?
Find a person in the class who reads a different text. Read each other’s summaries, and then answer the 3 questions you will get.
I'VE GOT TALENT!
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