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Summary Paragraph

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

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