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  • Summary Paragraph Assignment A summary paragraph goes over the main ideas/events of a movie/book/type of literature. It is a shorter version of a longer work.
  • Burrito Fold Method for Thesis Statements
    • What is a thesis statement: A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the main idea for the whole paragraph and explains what you are going to talk about.
    • The thesis statement is always the first sentence in your paragraph.
  • Burrito Fold Thesis Statements
    • Batman Begins
    Shows Tells Explains Gives Suggests Implies Explains (about) a wealthy bachelor who uses technology, wit, and science to fight crime.
  • Put it all together and make a thesis statement
        • Batman Begins tells (about) a wealthy bachelor who uses technology, wit, and science to fight crime.
    • Notice that the movie title is underlined
  • Make a summary outline with at least 7 facts. Write in complete sentences.
    • First, Batman’s parents are killed
    • Then, Bruce Wayne lives among thieves and criminals.
    • Next, Bruce Wayne learns martial arts, especially the art of creating fear in his enemies.
    • Bruce uses his wealth to acquire a special suit of armor, a sleek car, and useful gadgets.
    • Bruce faces the “Scare-crow” in Gotham city, a criminal who uses poison to confuse his victims.
    • Bruce Wayne saves Gotham city from a deadly microwave-radiation weapon that will wipe out the city.
    • Bruce re-builds his mansion and waits to fight another day.
  • Rough Draft: A rough draft is when you write out your outline in complete sentences on a sheet of lined paper following manuscript f form.
    • Manuscript Form Rules:
    • No “You” 5) Check Grammar
    • Double-Space
    • Neat Writing
    • Check Spelling
  • After you write your rough draft, check for CUPS and Make corrections
  • Final Draft
    • When writing the final draft, follow these rules.
    • 1) Blue or Black ink
    • 2) Double-spaced
    • 3) Neatest Writing
    • 4) Title and Heading
  • NOW PICK YOUR OWN FAVORITE MOVIE AND WRITE A SUMMARY PARAGRAPH!
    • Include a thesis statement and outline
    • Include a rough draft marked up for CUPS
    • Include a Final Draft