Saturday, January 14, 2006

Washington Post movie reviews as teaching tool

Washington Post movie reviews are a great example of how to create a summary from a longer piece.  The Post offers both full and summarized movie reviews.  The summaries are beautiful examples of taking the topic sentences from the full reviews and turning them into a summary--and thus a beautiful example of how the topic sentences of a full discussion should express clearly and in a well-organized fashion the core ideas of the discussion.

The review of "Hoodwinked" by Stephen Hunter is an excellent example.  It can be found at (the full article) and

(the summary).  Do be aware that you may need to create a user profile to access these materials.


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