How To Write A Book Abstract For Middle School

Information for a abstract. They tend to make the abstract longer rather than shorter. •Avoid first person.Do not use “I” in a abstract; the abstract writer is not the author, and using “I” also leads to the use of background knowledge or opinion. When writing a precis of a story (story), use third person. •Avoid dialogue. Title: Book Summary Template Author: wayne.stone Created Date: 5/26/2015 6:58:11 PM Book Review Template for Middle School Summary: Write a summary of the book 1st paragraph- Write approximately the setting, (where the story takes place, usually time and place). Introduce the main character or characters in the story. Ex. What are character’s qualities, name, etc. Discuss what conflict/problem the main character faces in the story. Write a topic sentence about the major characters of the book (ex: There are several main characters involved in the book. The Giver) (8 pts.) _____ __ _____ Describe the main characters in the book in the 2. nd.

paragraph (you may have 2, 3, 4, 5 or more important characters). Include characteristics of the characters that are important to the story. When you write your precis, make sure you condense the text ( approximately 1/3 to 1/4 the length of the original text). This must be written in third person only! Write a abstract using only the facts and details from the original text: o The topic sentence should be a lucid statement of the main idea of the original selection. When writing a abstract, try to respond the who, what, when, where, why and how of the piece, and provide a topic sentence to tell the reader the leading concept, or theme, of the piece. How to Write a Summary in a Middle School 1 Conduct Practice Exercises. Provide some practice exercises, such as reading a newspaper article or a children’s 2 Create a Mind Map. Ask your students to create a graphic organizer, such as a mind map, to help them sort concepts 3 Introduce Major

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