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  1. Can you sum up a story in just a few words?

  2. In this lesson you will interpret the text by highlighting the most important phrase in the text.

  3. We’ve finished reading “Whitewashing the Fence.” Tom managed to get out of whitewashing the fence and to get his friends to do it for him.

  4. Most Exciting Most Important

  5. List the Important Events: Key Events: “Whitewashing the Fence” -Tom tries to talk Jim into painting. -Tom and Jim get caught. -Tom tricks Ben Rogers into doing it. -Tom realizes that work is only work if you have to do it.

  6. Zoom in to the text: Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely in order to make a man of a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Works consists of whatever a boy is OBLIGED to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

  7. Record & Reflect: This quote explains why Tom was successful at getting other people to do his work. “Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely, that in order to make a man or boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”

  8. 1 • List the important events from the text. 2 • Zoom in to the text section. 3 Select, record, and reflect.

  9. In this lesson you have learned to interpret a text by highlighting the most important phrase in the text.

  10. List the important Events in “Martin Eden”

  11. Zoom in to the text:

  12. Record and Reflect

  13. Group Extension: • Working as a class or in small groups read a selected text. Then apply the three-steps to identify and record the most important quote or phrase from the text.

  14. Individual Extension: • Using the three steps, identify and record the most important quote or phrase from your independent reading book. .

  15. List the Events from the text in “Playing Hooky”

  16. Zoom into the text, reflect, & record… This quote explains why…