Introduction: Introduction Discover the level of your comprehension through summarizing articles. Get the main ideas easily while you are reading. Example: As both genders age, however, their brains become more similar. “When you mature, you have to learn how to think both like a man and a woman,” says [Dr. Malcolm] Stewart. For men, that may mean a greater awareness of health issues. They also tend to be more nurturing as a grandfather than they were as a dad, plus they mellow both in terms of anger and their risk-taking behaviors. In the case of women, they “become more confident, more internally driven, more like their husbands,” says Stewart. Excerpt from “Grasping the Gender Divide” by Lisa Martin The Dallas Morning News. August 21,2007. Summary Men become more like women, and women become more like men as they get older, according to Lisa Martin (“Grasping the Gender Divide”, The Dallas Morning News, August 21, 2007).
Demonstrating Summarizing 1 : Demonstrating Summarizing 1 Step 1 Scan the following article. Read it and translate unfamiliar words. Read it carefully to get a better understanding. Read this article
Demonstrating Summarizing 2 : Demonstrating Summarizing 2 Step 2 Put the article away. Write down all the ideas that you remember from what you just read. Organize your notes. Using your notes, begin writing your summary.
Demonstrating Summarizing 3 : Demonstrating Summarizing 3 Step 3 Reread the original text. Make sure that your summary included the main idea. Check your grammar and punctuation mistakes. Exchange your paper with your classmate. Guidelines The summary only has the main ideas. It looks shorter than the original one. Avoid writing your opinion or ideas. Don’t copy the same structure/words of the article. Make sure that you include the reference.
Guided Practice: Guided Practice First, participating as a team, read the following paragraph; Research on the benefits of single-gender schooling isn’t conclusive, but many practitioners say it works. Scott Philipps , an academic dean at The Walker School in Marietta where girls and boys have been taking middle school math classes separately for 15 years has been studying the differences between high schoolers who took the single-gender classes and those who did not. He said he’s found small but significant advantages in test scores for girls who took math without boys. Excerpt from “Single-Gender Classes a Growing Trend” by Bridget Gutierrez. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , September 1,2007. As a group, discuss the main idea. Write a summary for this paragraph.
Review: Review Summarizing is a strategy in which the individual highlight the main ideas of an article. Step 1 : Read and Understand the giving text. Step 2 : Write The First Draft of the summary. Step 3 : Check, Review and Rewrite
Apply it: Apply it Choose a topic that you interested in. Read an article from a newspaper, journal, or online Web site. Underline the main ideas. Write a summary for it. Share your summary with the class.