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Sentence Structures for Summarizing

In this support lesson, your ELs will use key vocabulary and sentence structures to summarize a story. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Comparing and Contrasting Book Series.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Comparing and Contrasting Book Series lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Comparing and Contrasting Book Series lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the two different kinds of book series and list the criteria used to classify them.

Language

Students will be able to summarize a story with sentence structures using keywords and sentence frames.

Introduction

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  • Tell students that today they will be learning some sentence structures that will help them summarize stories. Remind them that a summary tells the main idea of a book, like the main characters and the main events in the story.
  • Explain that in order to compare books or series, they need to understand the main idea in each book.