If you're anything like me, then you don't have enough time in the day to cover everything you would like to. You may also have have difficulty motivating your students to complete all their work.
Introducing; Novel Summary: For Any Novel.
Each of my students have been instructed that they must ALWAYS have a novel on the go. They are also provided with a copy of page 3, 4, and 5 of this document. Whenever they are finished their work, they are to read from their book of choice. At the end of each chapter, they will write a 2 or 3 sentence maximum summary, using pages 3 and 4 of this document. They may request more page 4s, depending on the number of chapters in their book.
When they have completed the book, they will use their chapter summaries to write a summary of the entire book. Once complete, they insert the pages into a duotang or writing folder, and submit for assessment.
I then use these marks as bonus, and also to eliminate lower marks. I find this program also works as an incentive for my students to complete regular work, as I will not accept a summary if they have other work outstanding. I also provide the student the chance to choose a ‘prize’ from my $ Store prize box, every time they submit a full novel summary.
This product will work for ANY chapter book, and therefore is suitable for younger and older grades.
May this product be as useful in your class, as it is in mine!
Happy teaching! :D