Students demonstrate an understanding of summary writing by reading step-by-step instructions and then summarizing short paragraphs. Examples of summaries that are poorly written, as well as those that are written well, are included.
In this interactive object, learners read short paragraphs and then select the main idea of each selection.
Learners identify topic words from a group of related words and choose topic statements for short passages.
In this learning activity you'll identify correctly formatted MLA citations.
In this interactive learning object, learners follow a strategy for identifying specific and general topics to improve their ability to find the main idea of a passage.
In this exercise, students read a list of sources used in a research report. They follow MLA guidelines to write parenthetical references and to compile a Works Cited page.
Methods for teaching reading