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How to Write a Summary

Writing in English

Int – High Int

In this lesson, students learn how to write an objective summary of a written work. Students view an example of a summary and try a step-by-step approach.

  • summarize
  • paraphrase
  • attributive tag
  • relevant
  • sparingly
  • condensed
  • objective
  • concise
  • proofread
  • annotate
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • introduction to summarizing
  • reasons for summarizing
  • formatting a summary
  • writing a summary
  • comprehension
  • writing challenge (assessment)
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Introduction to Summarizing A(Reference)
  • Introduction to Summarizing B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • 3 Reasons for Summarizing(Reference)
  • Sample Article A(Reference)
  • Sample Article B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Formatting a Summary(Reference)
  • Example Summary A(Reference)
  • Example Summary B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • A Step-Based Approach(Reference)
  • Sentence Starters for Summarizing(Reference)
  • Attributive Tags(Reference)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Writing Checklist(Reference)
  • Assessment(Open-Ended Questions)