English for October 10, 2013

posted Oct 10, 2013, 6:05 AM by mister maxim
I'm back! Sorry I was out yesterday, but I'm back today with another summarizing assignment. 


Write a summary that includes the main idea and at least two supporting details.

Here's a reminder about summarizing...

We've learned about main ideasupporting details, and annotating, and now we're going to put it all together. Today, you'll practice writing a summary that includes those three things.

Mr. Maxim already showed you how to write a summary in class, but here's a reminder.. Here's his steps for writing a summary. Since the first step of writing a summary is to read and annotate, here's an example of how to read and annotate an article. Finally, you can use this information to write a summary, and Mr. Maxim showed you this example in class. 

Today's assignment

  1. In class, we will read pages 38-41 of Frindle out loud. 
  2. After we read and annotate that article, you should answer these questions.

What you'll be graded on

  1. Have you read and annotated (circled, underlined, and highlighted) the article?
  2. Have you answered the question?
  3. Did you write at least four sentences?
What should my answer look like?

Take a look at Mr. Maxim's example summary, which we went over in class.

Need Extra Help?

  • Reread the mini-lesson above, making sure to click through all the links.

Finish early?

  1. Check out the useful links tab on the sidebar.
  2. Checkout the extra credit assignments.