Here’s a challenge: practice summarizing your favorite speeches, videos, or television episodes or movies in five (5) sentences or less!
“I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. He spoke of segregation, racism, prejudice and discrimination. He started many sentences with the words, “I have a dream…” and finished them with hopes of a fair world where people are treated equally. He ended the speech with the “old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” This was one of his many influential speeches given, and the most well-known.
Spongebob Squarepants – “Texas”
One day while playing, Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick the starfish didn’t know what Texas was and this made Sandy the squirrel sad and homesick. Spongebob and Patrick tried everything they could to cheer Sandy up, but Sandy was still sad and sang a song about Texas and how much she loved and missed her homeland. Spongebob and Patrick took what they learned from the song and threw a surprise party for Sandy with a Texas theme to cheer her up. When Sandy finally arrived at the party and saw the Texas theme was completely wrong, she laughed so hard she cried! Her friends thought she was still very sad until Sandy said, “Home is where you’re surrounded by other critters that care ‘bout ya,” which is when Sandy realized she was home in Bikini Bottom all along.