Provide a short article. I use one from Scholastic, Weekly Reader, or Time for Kids. On the back, I used the “Use Fragmented Notes” word document. This assignment can be used to show how well they understood the note taking process and as a pre-assessment for summarization. Most will write way too much!
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Note Taking• Short, fragments• Bullet points• Not sentences, usually• No grammar o Spelling is still important!• Two options o Own words o Quotations
Quote/Summary/Paraphrase• Quotations o Identical to the original o Use “quotation marks” o Must give credit• Summarizing o Putting main ideas into your own words o Much shorter than original o Must give credit• Paraphrasing o Putting into your own words, includes details o Usually longer than the original o Must give credit
How are paraphrasing & summarizing alike?• They’re both in your own words!• You have to give credit to the source of the idea.
How are paraphrasing & summarizing different?• A summary is based on main ideas, while a paraphrase includes details.
Jenny is a fifteen-year old studentwho attends a rural school. She is veryoutgoing and participates in schoolactivities such as cheerleading andQuiz Bowl. Because her school issmall, everyone knows her and sheknows everyone in school. Example Paragraph
• Jenny• 15• Small, “rural” school o Everyone knows each other• Friendly• Clubs o Cheerleading o Quiz Bowl. My Example Notes
• Jenny, a fifteen-year old girl, goes to a small school where everyone knows each other. She is active in several extra-curricular activities including cheerleading and Quiz Bowl.Example of Paraphrasing
• Jenny is well known in her small high school and participates in school activities.Example of Summarizing
Your turn to practice!• Read the article provided.• On the back, take notes using the fragment method.• Write a summary or paraphrase of the article using only the notes that you took. Do not look back at the article.• IF you finish early-BrainPop videos (quiz 100% and get a prize) o Main Idea o Paraphrasing o Plagiarism