For Tuesday, 11/24/15: Read Chapter 3 (pgs. 29-46) of Night and complete the following task. Your Task As you read, take notes. Don’t get bogged down with small details like the color of a character’s shirt! Try to see the “big picture” and identify those events that you will include in a bulleted summary. Once you have the summary completed, circle/highlight about 8 to 12 key words. Write down the words you have selected on index cards with one word per card. I have a lot of index cards if you need some. Be VERY CAREFUL! Many students are tempted to get a summary of the chapters on line, and I must caution you that numerous students before you have received a zero on this assignment when they have been caught plagiarizing.
DON’T DO IT.
WHAT YOU WILL HAND IN: The copy of your summary of CHAPTER 3 with the circled/highlighted words. While you will need the index cards in class, you will not hand those in.
SAMPLE OF WHAT I WOULD HAND IN TO BE GRADED (using chapters 1 and 2)
**REMEMBER, YOU ARE SUMMARIZING CHAPTER 3**
The autobiography begins in 1941. Elie Wiesel and his family live in Sighet, Hungary.
Elie has 3 sisters and they live together with his mother and father.
Elie’s family seems to be religious because he spends a lot of time studying Judaism.
Moishe the Beadle is one of the first Jews to be deported because he is a foreign Jew.
Moshe manages to escape, but Elie’s community does not listen to his warnings.
By the Spring of 1944, German soldiers set up ghettoswhere all the Jews are kept. Severe restrictionsare put on them.
Elie’s friends and family are then told that they will be deported and that they are to pack their belongings.
The cattle cars that transported the Jews were very uncomfortable. People were crammed into the boxcars, and they suffered from the cold, the heat, and thirst.
A woman named Madame Schachter screamed about fire. Other passengers tried to silence her and even tied her down and gagged her.
The cattle cars took them to Birkenau, the reception area of Auschwitz. As they were forced out of the cattle cars, they saw the fires Madame Schachter had screamed about and smelled the stench of burning flesh.
HERE ARE THE WORDS THAT I PUT ON MY INDEX CARDS: **REMEMBER, YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR CHAPTER 3** **THIS IS A SAMPLE ONLY**
Moishe the Beadle
Please fill out your name and English period on the lines below. Attach this to your summary.
Name ___________________________________________ English Period _____________
(30 points) Your grade will reflect the extent to which: _______ 1. Main events are identified and key facts from this portion of the reading are included in the summary; irrelevant or unimportant details are omitted.
_______ 2. There is a sense of clarity. Information is accurate, clearly written, and organized. In other words, someone who has not read this portion of the reading would be able to comprehend and follow the sequence of events.
_______ 3. The words/phrases highlighted or underlined are significant and appropriate.
_______ 4. Your summary is in bullet format rather than a paragraph, but you used full sentences with proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.
_______ 5. Your summary is neatly written on lined paper in pen, or it is typed.