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out what is really
important in the text and explaining it in your own words. A summary can even be a drawing. You can summarize anything, including stories, arguments and directions.
The monsters are hanging out in their secret club house! Join them as they make plans for a daring rescue!Continue Begin
Dude! I am the best choice to free Dracula. First of all, I am really strong. Just look at these muscles! They are HUGE! I can even pick up a car. I can run really fast and move quickly around any obstacle too. I bet I could even beat a cheetah in a race. I also have all these sharp teeth, which scare people. Hey, want to hear me howl?Next Monster Audio Toggle
Do you really think Werewolf can pick up a car? Maybe a toy car. I can easily free Dracula using my powers. You see, I am slimy. I know that seems gross, but it is super helpful for things like sneaking into jail cells. I can also swim really far and help Dracula if he is near water. Swimming is a blast! I am good at building things, like ladders. You name it, and I can build it.Next Monster Audio Toggle
You both are full of hot air. It's smart to choose me to free Dracula. Did you know some mummies are over 5,000 years old? I have helped hundreds of people escape over the years. You wouldn't believe how many people get stuck in tombs. I can also use my ancient tricks to help Dracula escape. My body is covered in cloth. I can use my long cloth to climb walls. This isn't just toilet paper you know!Next Monster Audio Toggle
Draw a line on the map to show Lee's route.
Your line is not quite right!
I headed out to see the newest "Thirsty Games" movie when my stomach started growling. I went inside the pizza place I was passing, and ordered a big slice with my favorite toppings like blood sausage, cow's eyes, and aged-worms. After I ordered, the cashier yelled, "ACTION!" which was strange. I got my food, rushed to a seat, and took a bite. Suddenly, I became dizzy, and everything started swirling. I looked closely... and AHHH! Someone put garlic on my pizza! Vampires can't eat garlic! Everything began swirling faster and faster...Next Monster Audio Toggle
I see my friends creeping along. Two guards are coming, but my friends see them. They're hiding behind the dumpster and the guards are passing them. My friends are walking again. They better be careful. There still are two more guards! My friends are at the lasers. They're whispering, making a plan. Mummy is giving directions to the other two. Creature is going through first. WOW! He slid underneath the lasers! Where's Werewolf? WOW! He busted through the wall past the lasers, knocking the laser's power box down. Creature put some slime in it. The lasers shut off. Mummy is now walking through. They made it!Continue Audio Toggle
We need to work together to get
out of here. Here is what we can do.
Mummy — you take the lead. Use your knowledge to guide us out of here. We will follow you. I'll go next. I can hypnotize people. If we meet the guards, I'll stare them in the eyes, putting them in a trance and freezing them. Werewolf, you will stay close to me because you can use your strength to hold the guards while I hypnotize them. Creature will then use his creativity to help Mummy tie up the guards with her cloth. Sound like a plan? Let's go!
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Summarizing means deciding what is important in the text and explaining it.
First, drag the main idea of Werewolf's argument to the movie slate. Then drag the important details. Repeat for Creature and Mummy.
Next, read the directions and draw the correct path on the map. Repeat for the second set of directions.
Finally, write a summary of how Dracula was captured. Also write summaries about how the monsters save Dracula and how the monsters plan to escape.
I am the best choice to free Dracula.
I can free Dracula using my powers.
It's smart to choose me to free Dracula.