Summarising ideas across two texts: Ondaatje and Bird

In this lesson, we will be considering what the skill of summary requires by working with our two non-fiction texts, Journey to the Source of the Nile and The Bazaars of Baghdad. We will look at how we need to understand the focus of the question and select relevant supporting evidence to answer our question. Crucial to the process of summary is the skill of synthesising information across the two texts and showing what we have understood and inferred from the texts. During the course of the lesson, we will break down the process and experiment with sentence stems to support our written responses. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap our learning.

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Quiz:

Summarising ideas across two texts

Journey to the Source of the Nile and The Bazaars of Baghdad

Q1.What do we need to include in a summary response? Select from the options below

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Q2.How many quotations should you aim to get from ONE text?

2/5

Q3.What does the word 'synthesise' mean?

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Q4.What type of quotations have we used in our summary writing?

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Q5."She subverted expectations." Which definition best matches the word "subvert"?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Summarising ideas across two texts

Journey to the Source of the Nile and The Bazaars of Baghdad

Q1.What do we need to include in a summary response? Select from the options below

1/5

Q2.How many quotations should you aim to get from ONE text?

2/5

Q3.What does the word 'synthesise' mean?

3/5

Q4.What type of quotations have we used in our summary writing?

4/5

Q5."She subverted expectations." Which definition best matches the word "subvert"?

5/5

Lesson summary: Summarising ideas across two texts: Ondaatje and Bird

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