Writing Skills_Project Writing_Level One_Own Words
How to write what you have read in your own words
This technique is suitable for children aged 8 through to adults. Allow over an hour for this lesson. This technique relies on the student being able to highlight the important (or 'key') words in an extract of text. If the student needs to learn how to do this, then first practise the technique called Highlighting Words. This technique, Own Words, uses tactile methods to enable the dyslexic or dyspraxic to do what he or she usually finds very hard: to write in his or her own words the important facts and ideas from an extract of text that he or she has read. This technique bridges the gap between reading and summarising in a way which is enjoyable and easy. As well as developing transferable study-skills, an important benefit of this technique is that it helps the dyslexic or dyspraxic to structure and punctuate his or her sentences and paragraphs, without even realising this is happening. You will receive by e-mail a one-page PDF to print which contains full instructions for this lesson.