NEWSPAPER ARTICLE SUMMARY
(ATTACH THE ARTICLE TO THIS SUMMARY)
NAME_________________________
PERIOD________________________
DATE_________________________
Name of newspaper:_____________________________________
Title of article:__________________________________________
Author: [  ] staff writer OR [  ] author's name: _______________________________________
Date of article: ____________________

Check the type of article (MUST BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING--NO SPORTS!):

[  ] U.S. government/political news [  ] science news
[  ] medical news [  ] environmental news
[  ] economic/business news [  ] art/music news
[  ] home improvement/decorating/gardening news [  ] education
  1. Write the thesis statement that reveals what the article is primarily about. This is usually located in the first paragraph.
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  3. What are the major points of the article? These major points are located in the body paragraphs, often as the topic sentences.

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    	To summarize additional main points, use the back of this paper.
    
  5. Why did you choose this article?
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