Thursday, February 8: Expanding Summary #2

Goal: Summarize an opinion article in four different ways: 1) image, 2) slogan or bumper sticker, 3) concise 25 words, and 4) 100 words with source citation


  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 10
  • Book Talks Tomorrow

1) Starter

Go to Google Classroom and open today’s starter. When you finish, click See Previous Responses. Be prepared to share your own response or someone else’s.


THURSDAY (SUMMARIZING): Summarize the basic gist of the Newsela article we read this week: “Bullying Is Still Generally Accepted or Defended In Kids Sports.” If you need a way to start try this: The basic gist of the article is…

2) Mini-lesson: Expanding Summary

Click HERE to open the Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument? Scroll to Expanding Summary #2:

Click HERE for today’s slides about how to write an expanding summary.

3) Workshop Time: Unit 5: What Makes a Good Argument?

Click HERE to open the Unit 5 HyperDoc.

Your goal is to complete Expanding Summary #2 by the end of the class period.

If you finish early—

  • Complete all activities for Newsela articles #1, #2, and #3.
  • Complete Weekly Pages 10.
  • Choose from What to Do When You Are Done.

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Read & Bring Book, Expanding Summary #2, Late Newsela #2

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