Wonderful Enough?

Students will write a summary with step-by-step instructions.

By Mr. Capuzzi
August 28, 2017
11th Grade English

Writing Prompt

People have been making lists for ages, but the question remains: What are the seven natural wonders of the world?

Write a summary of today's article. As you write your summary, complete the following steps:  
STEP 1: Your first step is to understand the text. If you have not read the article carefully, do that now.  
STEP 2: Look back at the article and do the following:  
Pull out the topic sentences for each paragraph.  
Take out any details that are not necessary.  
Put the information into a single paragraph.  
STEP 3: Rethink your summary and the article.  
STEP 4: Check and double-check.  

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11th Grade English Language Arts Standards

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
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