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  1. Summaries

  2. What is a summary?

  3. A summary covers the main points of a work (writing, movie, speech, article, etc.)

  4. Find main (key) ideas • Leave out extra & unimportant information • Demonstrate that you understand what you read • Increase comprehension You will be writing summaries using the IVF format. Why write a summary?

  5. What does IVF mean? • I = Identify • V = Verb • F = Finish the thought

  6. How to set up your paper for an IVF summary

  7. Step 1: Fold your paper burrito style (3 columns) Name Period Date

  8. Step 2: Label the columns Name Period Date Identify Verb Finish the thought

  9. Step 3: Prepare the information Name Period Date IdentifyVerb (choose 1)Finish the thought · Authordescribes ·Genre (typeexplains or kind)tells · Title Identify as many of these as possible!!

  10. Example IVF summary Identify Gary Soto’s short story “Seventh Grade” Verb (choose one) explains tells describes Finish the thought a seventh grade boy’s first day of school and how he tries to impress a girl.

  11. Now what do I do? Identify Gary Soto’s short story “Seventh Grade” Verb (choose one) explains tells describes Finish the thought a seventh grade boy’s first day of school and how he tries to impress a girl. Write your summary sentence: Gary Soto’s short story “Seventh Grade” describes a seventh grade boy’s first day of school and how he tries to impress a girl.