Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Summarizing "Tuesday of the Other June"

Summary Writing Overview  When you summarize something, you write in your own words and include only the most important ideas and/or events. To understand the very basics of summary writing, check out the video and graphic below.  

Summary Writing in Practice  Now that we know the basics of summary writing, let's put our understanding into practice. Open the 'Writer's Workout # 2: Summary' document that you have been using with "Tuesday of the Other June". Review the notes you've taken pertaining to the the story's fiction elements. Next, use the "Summary Planner" section of your document to record the title and author of the story, the topic, and the most important events in the beginning, middle, and end of the narrative. "The Summary Planner" will be used as the foundation for the actual "Summary Paragraph" you begin writing tomorrow. As you write about the story's central events remember to focus on only the ones that were central to the story and make sure to practice using your own words. Feel free to refer back to the original story to clarify story details and main events.      

Homework  (1.) Complete the "Summary Planner" section of your 'Writer's Workout #2' assignment. (2.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry.