The current event organizer is used with an article of a choice. It can be also used with any non- fiction text. For the smart summary, students fill the smart phone with the most important words or phrases and use those words to create a full summary. The “learn a new skill/ become an expert”, is a project I do after they have master the current event formula and as a way to switch things up a bit. I usually do it at the end of the year.