7.7 Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary
Students understand, make inferences, and draw
conclusions about the varied structural patterns and
features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence
from text to support their understanding.
Understand-to grasp the meaning of
Make inferences- the act of passing from one
proposition, statement, or judgment considered as
true to another whose truth is believed to follow from
that of the former
Draw conclusions-a final summation
Provide evidence-to supply or make available
What is the best summary of this selection?
A Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years. He won six Most
Valuable Player awards and was one of the best players in NBA history. He spent a season
coaching a high school team on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The team was
unable to win the state championship, even with Abdul-Jabbar’s help.
B Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was best known for his career as a professional basketball player.
However, after he retired, he was not sure what he wanted to do. He decided to spend a
season working with a high school basketball team on the Fort Apache Indian
Reservation. A head coach and assistant coaches led the team.
C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired from playing professional basketball after a very
successful 20-year career. He later spent a season working with a high school basketball
team on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. He experienced some successes while
coaching during this season, but the team did not win the state championship.
D Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a successful 20-year career playing professional basketball.
After being retired for eight years, he decided to help coach a high school team on the
Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Abdul-Jabbar both helped the team and learned a great
deal from his experiences. He later decided to pursue a career in coaching.
(Summarizing, producing, commenting, posting)
Text: Read a chapter from “GETTING SMART” prior to
Use the web app www.smore.com to create a flyer that
summarizes the chapter that you read
Review the techniques/rubric to be used when
summarizing before you publish your flyer
Publish your finished flyer to twitter and include
Review posted flyers and add helpful comments and
Techniques to be used while
summarizing a text
The goal of writing a summary of an article, a single chapter or a
whole book is to offer as accurately as possible the full sense of
the original, but in a more condensed form.
As you read the article, restate the ideas of the source in different
words and phrases (take notes by paragragh)
As you review your work, make sure that your summary is:
Comprehensive: You have included in your summary, all of the
author’s major ideas, assertions and findings
Accurate: in your choice of words and paraphrasing you did not
misrepresent the author’s ideas
Neutral: you tried to be objective and fair and did not include
your own evaluation or comments
Independent: a person who has not read the source text can
understand what you have written