Digital Literacy Activity: Summarizing Text & Report Writing

I have put together an activity for students to help improve their skills in summarizing information using three simple tools in Microsoft Word.  Highlighting Text, Creating a Table and creating a flowchart. Based around a recount of the sinking of the Titanic. 

Secondly students are asked to write an information report using the information they have collected in their own words.  Their are a ton of links and guides on how to do all of these tasks if you are not 100 percent confident with Microsoft Word in the Slidesharebelow. Alternately you can download the PowerPointhere.

I would advise going through this with your students as a whole group and then letting them work individually using the PowerPoint template as a guide.

Digital Literacies summarizing and reporting

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Interactive Lesson Plan - Summarizing and Writing Non Fiction Text

Following on from last weeks Digital Literacy lesson based around summarizing text I have created an extension task based around reading, summarizing and reporting on non-fiction text and then writing a report on an animal your students will create in in Switcheroo Zoo.

Your students will really enjoy the open-ended and creative nature of this task and is suitable for students of all ages.  You can either download the original PowerPoint File here or there is a slideshare below.

Hope you enjoy and would appreciate your feedback again.