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Somebody Wanted But So


Somebody Wanted But So. Purpose: This reading strategy helps students write a well-developed summary of the story. Students need to focus on the various story elements to be able to write this summary. . Somebody Wanted But So. Procedures: Introduce the strategy with a poem/short story.

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Somebody Wanted But So

Purpose:

This reading strategy helps students write a well-developed summary of the story. Students need to focus on the various story elements to be able to write this summary.


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Somebody Wanted But So

Procedures:

  • Introduce the strategy with a poem/short story.

  • Teach Students how to use a graphic organizer by modeling how you create a “Somebody Wanted But So” statement.

  • Read the poem/short story aloud.

  • Discuss: which somebody to consider

    (main characters of the story)


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What that somebody wanted. (plot)

What occurred that caused a problem. (conflict)

What eventually happened. (resolution)

4.Make sure that the students understand that when they are finished, they should have written one sentence that offers a summary of the text.


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5. Remind students to chunk the story into parts if the text is too long. Connect the statement with words like then, later, and, or but.

6. Use the responses to also teach students about point of view as they change the character in the “Somebody” column.

7. SWBS is a scaffold for narrative text.