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Summarize and critique texts (informational and literary). 0601.6.6


Links verified on 6/16/2014

  1. Guidelines for Writing a Critique - pointers to help improve your skills with this important element of the craft
  2. How to Critique Creative Writing - simple guidelines to help you write a thorough, helpful review, and avoid common pitfalls in your own writing.
  3. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ignore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  5. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  7. Paraphrasing - after choosing the best paraphrase, click on the button to check your answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Paraphrasing Activity - read a passage, read two paraphrases of the passage, and then answer questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [ Possible Answers here ]
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  11. Paraphrasing & Summarizing Exercise - compare correct and incorrect ways
  12. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - read a passage and then decide which statement best paraphrases the topic sentence This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - intended to help students become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries
  14. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  16. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise
  17. Using Paraphrases - "A paraphrase is an indirect quotation" from Literacy Education Online (LEO)

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print
-complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  • Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise
  • Summarize as You Read - When you summarize, eliminate unnecessary details. Focus on the main idea of the whole passage.
  • What's the Big Idea? Exercise 1 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  • What's the Big Idea? Exercise 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  • What's the Big Idea? Exercise 3 - a bit harder than 1 and 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." Then add another example that could be included in that group. Be as specific as you can. - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print

  • A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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