Why does summarization matter?

Quick update!

  • Class began the usual way with a Welcome Activity reviewing RACER.
  • The prompt for today’s Notebook Thinking is below.


  • During NBT, the people who volunteered to give Book Talks planned and/or practiced their presentation.
  • Book talks!
  • Students turned in their letters, and I read them a funny excerpt from the memoir Hyperbole and a Half.
  • After joining the google classroom for language arts, students explored this website to see why summarization will matter in their lives.
  • Students shared their thoughts, observations, and surprises with their neighbors.


  1. Read for 25 minutes.
  2. MAP testing is tomorrow!