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Teaching Summary Writing Through Scaffolding

by Saima Sadiq | 30 Dec 2019
Resource Description:

This lesson plan has a special focus on the writing skills of ESL learners. Students will develop their summary writing skills through scaffolding.

Audience: Elementary, Secondary
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Duration: 60 min
Language Skill: Writing
Content Area: English for academic purposes
Materials and Technology: Quiz

The lesson focuses on reinforcing students' verse comprehension skills through the activities offering practice in:

  • identifying diverse rhetorical strategies and poetic devices
  • understanding pertinent vocabulary and connotations
  • perceiving central themes and constructing overall meaning
  • summarizing a poem



Students will be able to: 
  • identify several rhetorical strategies as used in the poem
  • determine the meanings of the words in the text
  • identify and explain poetic devices as used in the poem
  • comprehend the connotative meaning of the poem
  • construct the meaning of the poem through understanding the key theme
  • summarize the poem
Procedure: Detailed procedure is give in the file attached below
  • Performance-based Assessment
  • Peer Assessment
Differentiation: The lesson plan may be modified for teaching paraphrase writing. 
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TESOL Interest Section: English for Specific Purposes