Here’s a challenge: practice summarizing your favorite books, articles, or television episodes or movies in five (5) sentences or less!
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.
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.