Opener – Summarize your weekend in 5 words (Hint- Can be sequitur).
Laptops- Seats- Regular Groups – #4 “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye
- Last Week we focused on filling out the Note Column in our Cornell Notes with quality notes..
- We did this- *SLT– I can use Cornell Notes to effectively capture, evaluate and organize relevant information from a text.
SLT- I can use the summary space in my Cornell Notes to summarize how the ideas, themes or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
- Key verbs- summarize
- Key nouns- ideas, themes, conclusions, text
So what does it mean to summarize something? – Spend 1 Minute Read-
A summary is condensed version of a larger reading. A summary is not a rewrite of the original piece and does not have to be long nor should it be long.
To write a summary, use your own words to express briefly the main idea and relevant details of the piece you have read. Your purpose in writing the summary is to give the basic ideas of the original reading. What was it about and what did the author want to communicate?
While reading the original work, take note of what or who is the focus and ask the usual questions that reporters use: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Using these questions to examine what you are reading can help you to write the summary. – Source
Discuss- 3 minutes
- In pairs or 3’s
- What is a summary?
- What makes a quality summary?
- Share- 1 minute
Here is an Example- Read Aloud
In the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” author James Thurber humorously presents a character who fantasizes about himself as a hero enduring incredibly challenging circumstances. In his real life, Walter Mitty lives an ordinary, plain life; he is a husband under the control of an overbearing, critical wife. Thurber uses lively dialogue to give readers an understanding of Mitty’s character. The story takes place over a period of about twenty minutes; during this brief time, Mitty drives his wife to the hairdresser and runs errands that his wife has given him while he waits for her. In between his worrying that he is not doing what she wants him to do, he daydreams about himself as a great surgeon, brilliant repair technician, expert marksman, and brave military captain. This story shows that fantasy is often a good alternative to reality.
- What are some of the Qualities of this summary?
- Can you find the 5 W’s?
Practice- In pairs or 3’s – 8 minutes
- Review your notes from Chapter 1 of “The Case For Reparations”
- Work together to write a summary paragraph on the bottom of your Cornell Notes
- Share 1
- Set up a New Cornell Notes for Chapter II
- Grapple Text- “The Case For Reparations” by Ta-Neshi Coates.
- Read Chapter II on your Own
- Take Notes. Save the CUE for Tomorrow Morning.
Closing Circle – Based on today- Summarize your weekend.
Homework- Practice note taking by reading articles from the #validus. Work on Cornell Notes in your notebook.
NEW- Add the Summary at the end of your notes.
Bonus for the Brave- Summarize your article in the Comments section.