6th Grade - Creating Outlines, Summaries And Reports

 
     
 
     
 
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6th
Reading and Comprehension
Creating outlines, summaries and reports
Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports.
Create outlines, notes, summaries, or reports of text content.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Define the following terms: outline, notes, summary, report.


(2)

How are these four products similar? How are they different?


(3)

How do you make an outline?


(4)

How do you take notes?


(5)

How do you know what to include in a summary?


(6)

What is your process for writing a report?


Learning Tips

(1)

Look at a completed outline, such as http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/03/ . How is the outline organized?


(2)

Look at the Cornell Notes guide (http://www.englishcompanion.com/pdfDocs/cornellintro.pdf). Can you explain how to take Cornell notes?


(3)

Look at the Summary Notes guide (http://www.englishcompanion.com/pdfDocs/summarynotesbl.pdf). Explain how to take summary notes.


(4)

Make a three-column chart comparing these three forms of note-taking. What is similar? What is different?


(5)

Read “What Was the Battle at Thermopylae?” at http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/weaponswar/p/blpwtherm.htm. Choose ONE note-taking form to record important information.

(6)

Write a brief mini-report on the Battle of Thermopylae, putting information into your own words.


Extra Help Problems

(1)

Choose a newspaper article to outline.

(2)

Summarize the last chapter you read in your free-reading book.

(3)

Use Cornell note format to prepare for a test on Chapter 3 of your science book.

(4)

Create 10 sample test questions that could appear on the test.

(5)

Choose the most interesting chapter in any of your textbooks, outline it, and turn in into a 2-page report. Now you will pass that test!

 

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