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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.

Printable Lesson
  • 2+ hours
  • 7 pages
Audio

This lesson does not contain audio.

Tasks
  • warm-up
  • introduction to summarizing
  • reasons for summarizing
  • formatting a summary
  • writing a summary
  • comprehension
  • writing challenge (assessment)
Vocabulary
  • summarize
  • paraphrase
  • attributive tag
  • relevant
  • sparingly
  • condensed
  • objective
  • concise
  • proofread
  • annotate
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Lesson Objective

  • Warm-Up

  • Vocabulary Preview A

  • Vocabulary Preview B

  • Introduction to Summarizing A

  • Introduction to Summarizing B

  • 3 Reasons for Summarizing

  • Sample Article A

  • Sample Article B

  • Formatting a Summary

  • Example Summary A

  • Example Summary B

  • A Step-Based Approach

  • Sentence Starters for Summarizing

  • Attributive Tags

  • Comprehension Check-In

  • Writing Checklist

  • Assessment