An objective summary is a short statement or paragraph that tells what an article or a story is about.
It does not include irrelevant details or the opinions of the person writing it.
1. What problem is the article mainly about?
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2. What are the difficulties in solving this problem?
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3. What are people trying to do about the problem?
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4. What do people think might happen next?
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5. Are there any other important details you havent mentioned? Write them here.
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Summarizing
Name: ___________________________________________________ Date: ________________________
Core Skills Workout: Summarizing—HL
NONFICTION: “The Snake Thats Eating Florida,pages 4-10
March 2016
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Directions: Answer the questions below to help you write an objective summary of “The Snake That’s Eating Florida.”
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Core Skills Workout: Summarizing—HL
NONFICTION: “The Snake Thats Eating Florida,pages 4-10
March 2016
Summary of “The Snake That’s Eating Florida”
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Directions: Your turn! Write an objective summary of “The Snake That’s Eating Florida.” You can use the information
in your answers from questions 1-5 in any order. Most of the information from your answers should be included in your
summary, but leave out any details you find unnecessary.
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