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somebody-wanted-but-so-then approach for teaching Summary
« on: March 13, 2020, 04:27:53 PM »
As an ESL language teacher, I found it challenging to teach how to summarize effectively. This is because all students are from various cultures with different standard of doing summary. They might not be familiar with summarizing using their own words by doing restructuring all idea they've learned from the original text. One thing you can do as a language teacher is somebody-wanted-but-so-then approach. This approach is the way to teach students how to write an effective summary. It covers all of the essential points/components of a summary. For example,[/size]Somebody: who was the character?
  • Wanted: what did the character want?
  • But: what was the conflict?
  • So: what did the character(s) do to solve the problem?
  • Then: how did the story end - how was the situation resolved?

  • [/size]I am attaching a good material you can use when you're teaching writing summaries with this approach. This includes several models of chart for your students and guidance how you can implement this approach for your class. [/color]