Day 130: Writing the Source Summary

1. Sample Source Summary: Modeling. Students looked at a page of Google results. We discussed how to best search for a novel (title and author in quotes – i.e. “klepto” “jenny pollack”). Then we discussed how to select results based on the reliability of sources. Next, we looked at some sample notes from one of the Google results. We sorted each bullet point of the notes into one of the following categories: autobiographical elements, themes, reception, controversy, adaptations. Then, as a class, we wrote a source summary paragraph for the Wikipedia section we had the most notes for.

2. Independent Source Summary: Independent Practice. Finally, students had time to sort through their notes and write their own Source Summary.

HW: Finish writing paragraph-long source summary.

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