Year 9English

Summarising ideas across two texts: Ondaatje and Bird

Lesson outcome

In this lesson, we will be considering what the skill of summary requires by working with our two non-fiction texts, 'Journey to the Source of the Nile' and 'The Bazaars of Baghdad'. We will look at how we need to understand the focus of the question and select relevant supporting evidence to answer our question. Crucial to the process of summary is the skill of synthesising information across the two texts and showing what we have understood and inferred from the texts. During the course of the lesson, we will break down the process and experiment with sentence stems to support our written responses.