summarize a small reading selection

timer Asked: Sep 9th, 2015

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Short Answer Directions: For this activity, you will summarize a small reading selection. The reading selection is found in a link below. Your summary should be one paragraph in length (no more than six sentences). Your summary should remain objective. Be sure to proofread and edit your summary for its use of sentence fluency and conventions. 

Time Allotted for This Assessment: 15 minutes

Reading Selection to Paraphrase: When the Empire State Building Was New

Checklist of Items to Include in Your Answer

  • Restates the main idea as a topic sentence 
  • Restates each key ideas as supporting details
  • Maintains correct paragraph structure (main idea and supporting details) 
  • Uses correct sentence structure and conventions

Grading Rubric

Main idea mentioned in topic sentence = 4 points
Key ideas given as supporting details = 4 points
Correct paragraph structure = 4 points
Correct sentence structure and use of conventions = 3 points

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