Practice Activity: Seuss Summary

Summary Reminders:
1. The summary should cover the original as a whole.
2. The material should be presented in a neutral fashion.
3. The summary should be a condensed version of the material,
presented in
your own words.
4. The summary should begin with a sentence that includes both
the name of the writer and the name of the text.
5. As you read, take notes using your own words.  Try to avoid
looking directly at the text as you write your notes.  (This will help
you avoid using the words and style of Seuss.)  If you do use any
words from Seuss, indicate these unique phrasings with " ".

Suggested Steps:
1. Read the text.  
2. Break the texts into its main parts.  
What happens in each part?
3. Use your own words to provide a brief overview of each part.  
Do not change the meaning or add your opinion.  Remain neutral.
4. Focus on the major details in your explanation.