Writing A Summary
Here’s a brief description of a written 5-point summary:
Paragraph #1 = This is a summary of _____________ (Name of book). It was written by ____________ (Author’s name). This book was about:__________. Include the main characters and a description of who they are, describe them-give their characteristics. Setting - (Where and what time the story takes place or how the story begins. Remember describe how with descriptive words, don’t just tell.
Paragraph #2 = Sequence - What happened in the beginning, middle and end? State the problem - What is the big, main problem your character(s) has/have to face? Tell how the problem was solved.
Paragraph #3 = Something(s) I liked or disliked about this book. Lastly, if you recommend this book and why
*I do not have ONE HUGE paragraph. I have a new paragraph every time I write about something else (Hint: I should have at least 3 paragraphs!)
* I indented each paragraph.
* I had someone other than me read my work.
* I edited and revised my work so that it is my absolute best work!