Today in reading we read a non-fiction text and made a $2.00 Summary.
A summary is shorter than the text and contains the main ideas only. It has to be in our own words.
A word ‘costs’ 10 cents and today we had $2.00 to ‘spend’ on our summary. That means we could only use 20 words in our summary.
We learnt that if someone was to read your summary, they should be able to known what the text was about.
Here are our $2.00 summaries. Some of us used 20 words exactly; others used less than 20 words. We hope that by reading our summaries, you know what the text that we read was about!
Chinese New Year is a celebration where people wear red and guide dragons through streets to celebrate Chinese New Year. (TAYLA-JADE)
Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year has a feast, a lantern festival and a dragon dance. (MIA)
Chinese people celebrate the Chinese New Year by taking part in activities and wearing red. It’s in January or February. (KAITLYN and GYPSY)
People carry lanterns under the full moon and people celebrate Chinese New Year for 15 days. (BRIAN)
In China Chinese people have a New Year celebration around January and February. They make a dragon for the festival. (BAILEY)
Chinese New Year is a celebration that Chinese people celebrate. It is in January/February and it goes for 15 days. (EBONY)
Chinese people celebrate a New Year and it goes for 15 days. They wear red and it means good luck. (OLIVIA M)
Can you tell by reading our $2.00 summaries what the text we read was about?
Can you summarise your favourite movie using only 20 words? Don’t tell us the title of the movie, we will try and guess what it is after we have read your $2.00 summary!