Summary and Response Essays - Complete Unit

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Summary and Response Essays - Complete Unit. This packet is a step-by-step, in-depth process for writing a summary and response essay.

This packet contains a full sample article and a full sample essay that are used throughout to demonstrate the necessary skills.

Each step is broken down into manageable pieces with tips, organizers, and samples.

The packet starts with teaching students how to write a solid summary, then moves into how to write an effective response.

I assign a summary and response essay before my students delve into a larger research paper, and find it prepares them for the larger task. It prepares them to read critically, summarize effectively, incorporate material, and prepare sound arguments.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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