Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Mars One Close Read - Craft and Structure - Section 4: Summarizing the Article


The more passionately the students feel about a particular subject we are studying, the more likely they are to include opinion in a summary they have written. This has been a struggle for us for most of the year. It is really hard for students to take out their own feelings and beliefs when they feel strongly about a subject.  This summary was no exception. Students feel very strongly about the Mars One project and it is hard for them to keep those feelings out of the factual summary. This is one thing I continually review to try and get the students to understand that a summary should not contain opinion.

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  Adjustments to Practice: What is a Good Summary?
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Mars One Close Read - Craft and Structure

Unit 4: Mars One Project
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT identify the structure of the article as well as determine the meanings of unfamiliar words within the text.

Big Idea: In this lesson we will be taking a close look at the craft, structure, and vocabulary of the article "Reality Series From Lionsgate TV & Roy Bank To Chronicle Mission To Colonize Mars." This article is based on the Mars One project.

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English / Language Arts, space exploration, Space Travel, Reading, nonfiction (analysis), Mars One, close read, Craft and Structure, space
  50 minutes
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