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Writing an Objective Summary For your Independent Reading Novel?
Writing an Objective Summary Writing an objective summary involves recording the main ideas of a text while showing your understanding of the topic. Objective means: No opinions No reactions No personal connections Just the facts! THERE IS NO “I”and no “you” or “yours”
What is an objective summary? A good objective summary: Focuses on the main idea and only the details that support it Brief Accurate Objective
What should a complete paragraph include? At least 7-9 sentences: Main Idea sentence Most important idea of original source Three - Five supporting detail sentences Three details that relate to and support the main idea Concluding sentence A summarizing sentence
Your turn: You will watch the first half of “Mowgli’s Brothers” by Rudyard Kipling Then, you will write a five sentence paragraph summarizing what you watched. Make sure you do not include opinions or reactions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnXw30qq9xM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnXw30qq9xM
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