Group Participants
  • Vara
  • Norman

Original Lesson Title
Introduction to Summary Writing

Original Lesson Description / Plan
Objectives
- Provides the students with basic steps on Summary Writing
Lesson Plan
1) Teacher takes students through steps on Summary Writing (Powerpoint)
2) Teacher shows students samples of texts and summarised versions of text as models.
3) Students are given a text and asked to attempt a summary following guidelines given on the powerpoint.

New lesson incorporating ICT

4 periods (30 mins)

Duration
Activity
Tool/Resource
1st period
5mins
Teacher provides overview of steps to write a summary
PPT slides
http://www.slideshare.net/daryl_tanyl/steps-in-summary-writing
20mins
Student reads the given passage which is posted in Wikispaces
Wikispaces
www.Wikispaces.com
5mins
Student reads summary question and understands its demands
Teacher checks for understanding verbally
Wikispaces
www.Wikispaces.com
2nd period
5mins
Student views video on identifying main points, supporting points and examples, to focus on one skill
TeacherTube
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=c95b427b29472b1eca13&page=5&viewtype=&category=
20mins
In pairs, students read the passage again and discuss which are the main points, supporting points and examples
Wikispaces
www.Wikispaces.com
5mins
Each pair highlights the main points, supporting points and examples in different colours
Wikispaces
www.Wikispaces.com
3rd period
5mins
Students watch video on the use of bubbl.us
Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AllXU_3nktU
20mins
Students make use of bubbl.us to create a spider map showing main points, supporting points and examples
Bubbl.us
http://www.bubbl.us/index
5mins
Students export spider map and embed it in their Wikis.
Wikispaces
www.Wikispaces.com
4th period
30mins
Teacher selects both good and weak samples from the various spider maps, compiles them into one diagram and uses it for class critique

Outside classroom
Students revisit their spider maps and improve on them before re-exporting them into their Wikis
Bubbl.us
http://www.bubbl.us/index
Outside classroom
Teacher reviews the spider maps and gives final comments
Wikispaces
www.Wikispaces.com








bubblus_Spider_Map_for_Summary.jpg

Useful Links
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=c95b427b29472b1eca13&page=5&viewtype=&category=

Steps in summary writing
http://www.slideshare.net/daryl_tanyl/steps-in-summary-writing

Steps and exercises in summary writing
http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=TRG2603



Note from Chris (after the workshop)
There are some writing tools at
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP/Write/
that may be helpful with this lesson.