Here’s a challenge: practice summarizing your favorite books, articles, or television episodes or movies in five (5) sentences or less!
“Adventures on the High Seas” by Demarian Williams for Scholastic News
This article is the transcript from an interview with Ted Bell, the author of Nick of Time. Bell is planning on writing a sequel, The Revolutionary Spy! In the interview, Bell talks about his inspirations for and origins of writing. He gave advice to future writers by encouraging them to read as many books as possible!
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Tuck Everlasting takes place in Treegap, where Winnie Foster and the Tuck family live. One day Winnie discovers Jesse Tuck drinking water from a spring on her family’s property that grants eternal life. He and his family tell Winnie their secret and Jesse invites her to join them once she turns 17 years old. She comes to love them as friends and keeps their secret. They get in trouble and have to leave for some time, but return to Treegap many years later to visit her to find out if she had chosen to be immortal as well.