Thursday, January 22, 2015

Family Blogger Night - Book Club and Historical Fiction

A student created this blogger for tonight. Enjoy!

Guardian to Student
1. What is the main conflict in your story?

2. Which character would you say is your favorite in terms of attitude, or actions, ect.? Describe s/he. 

3. Pick your favorite piece of dialogue from your book. Why is it your favorite?

4. Is there a vocabulary word you don't know, and if so, create your definition of it, and then the real one.  

Student to Guardian
1. Name a historical fiction book that you've read.

2. Describe the book. Summarize some main events. 

3. What did you like or dislike about it?

4. Would you recommend it? Why or why? 

5. Who was your favorite character?

20 comments:

  1. 1. The main conflict in my story is the 2 boys can't get their kite to fly and that is one thing they love to do
    2. My favorite is young-sup because he is kind, honest and he is patient
    3. Is when they are walking home and Young-sup asks his brother "can you make a kite for me" and he replys "no but I will help you make one.
    4. No i can't find one

    1. He can't remember so we can't finish

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    1. nice dude I like all the description and it sounds like you put a lot of effort into it

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    2. I like the dialogue you used.

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  2. Guardian to student
    Kee-sup/Young-sup has to build a kite for the king.
    Young-sup because he is the most skilled at flying kite and he is daring.
    When Kee-sup says "No," and then Young-sup is kin of mad and then Kee-sup says "Because I will help you build it" And Young-sup is surprised. It is my favorite part because of how Young-sup reacted to Kee-sup.
    No word that I do not understand
    Student to Guardian
    Martin Luther king jr
    he wanted to stop when the black and white were separated from each other
    did not like at end of story Martine Luther King Jr. died
    Martin Luther King Jr.

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  3. Guardian To Student:
    Book: Elijah from Buxton
    1. Right now, Elijah is being accused of being fragile. Also, Preacher stole 4 out of the 6 fish that he caught.
    2. I think that my favorite character is Elijah. He is brave, but sensible. He knows what is right and wrong and is also very kind. He is very clever. One weakness that he has is that he is to nice to hurt people's feelings.
    3. As I said yesterday, here is my favorite dialogue. Preacher, the not so smart man who is "the smartest in town" is the person speaking. Preacher has a large ego and stole Elijah's fish that he caught.
    “You swell so much that after exactly seven and a half days the pressure in your body becomes too great and you explode like an overheated steam boiler!” pg. 6
    4. Nope!!!!! The whole book is in slang. We have searched for one. Good luck finding any thing in proper English, much less a vocabulary word!
    Student to Guardian:
    1. Of Mice And Men
    2. It's about the life of migrate farm workers in the 1930's in the Central Valley. It's also about an odd friendship between a fairly intelligent man and a mildly ignorant man and the tragedy that befalls them.
    3. I like it because it was gritty and real. You felt like you knew the characters.
    4. Yes (look at question 3's answer.)
    5. The ignorant guy.

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    1. Elijah from Buxton sounds like a good book.

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  4. Guardian to Student
    1. The Amos family.
    2.. My favorite character is Buddy because he is brave, and strong, he won’t let Mr Amos bully him.
    3. “When you make up your mind to do something hurry up and do it, if you wait you might talk yourself out of what you wanted in the first place.” It teaches me to make up my mind and not switch.
    4. doggoned - sure Real definition - an exclamation of annoyance, disappointment
    Student to Guardian
    1. Name a historical fiction book that you've read. Kite Runner
    2. Describe the book. Summarize some main events. Two boys, one rich one poor, are friends. It follows their lives through Afghanistan, first while stable, then while under Taliban rule.
    3. I liked that it had a lot of plot twists and turns.
    4. I would recommend it. It was a very interesting book to read. I learned about another culture.

    5. My favorite was the servant boy.

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  5. Title: The Snow Treasure

    Guardian to Student

    1. The town is afraid the Germans will invade Norway and start war.

    2. I like Helga because she is very determined and speaks her mind and doesn't let anyone put down her ideas.

    3. "What did uncle Victor mean about going on our sleds to the Snake?" It was his first real chance to ask his father about the thing that was uppermost in his thoughts.
    "Well, it's like this Peter. There is a good deal of gold in Norway, more than we'd like to have fall into the hands of an enemy, especially one that might use it to make war on us. So we've decided to guard it with our lives. It isn't the gold itself so much. It's the fact that it may be used to bring death to the very people to whom it belongs."
    "You're afraid of a German invasion, Father?"

    4.Fjords. My definition: A building that protects ships from rain,snow etc.
    The real definition: A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.


    Student to Guardian

    1. Hawaii by Mitchner

    2. It's about the settlement of Hawaii, first by the Polynesians and then by the American missionaries who try to convert the Hawaiians. It begins with the geologic formation of Hawaii and ends with its entry as the 50th state.

    3. I like it because I learned a lot while being entertained with vivid stories and characters.

    4. Yes I would recommend it to anyone that has been or is going to Hawaii

    5. The preacher's wife (who sadly ends up dying).

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    1. I loved how detailed your response was!!!!!!!

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  6. Guardian To Student:
    Book: Code Talker
    1. That world war two is coming.
    2. I like the main character, Kii Yazhi, because he is always willing to do the impossible even when he knows that it is almost never going to happen. There is a part in the story when his teachers in Mission school say that there is know way that Kii Yazhi could learn English. But guess what he kept trying and succeeded!
    3. "When I was young all the Navajos were want to stay away from deep water. It was always associated with danger. Our old stories tell of water monsters. Things that lived under water were suspicious to all traditional Navajos. So, even when we got into the Marines, we tried to never eat anything we knew came from the water." p89.
    I like this paragraph because it shows that even brave men have fears.
    4. There are a lot of Navajo words in the book that I, naturally, don't understand but they translate them for you.

    Student to Guardian:
    1. Empress Dowager Cixi.
    2. She was one of the most important woman in Chinese history. She became one of the Emperor's many concubines at the age of 16 and gave him his only son. When the Emperor died she became the de facto ruler of China until her young son came of age. She ruled for decades and was responsible for bringing China into the modern age.
    3. It was fascinating to see that a woman from such a humble, uneducated background could have the passion, drive and sheer will power to rule a country as large and divided as China and have such a profound impact on it's history.
    4. Yes I would recommend it. It's a wonderful insight into a relatively unknown, but extremely influential stateswoman who ruled a third of the world's population from behind a silk curtain.
    5. Empress Cixi.

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    1. My book is set around WW 2 also!

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    2. Seems like an interesting book!!

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  7. Guardian to Student
    Book: Elijah from Buxton
    1. Elijah's mom thinks he is a "fragile" boy who needs to learn to live rough and not care about loop snakes, and the preacher is being very suspicious because he disappeared for a few days and has a few mysterious things.

    2. I don't really have a favorite character but Cooter is probably my favorite so far in the book. He helped prank Elijah's mom and didn't get in trouble when he found the toady-frog. He is less of a volunteer for doing disgusting things like if the Preacher gets bitten by a loop snake, he would rather get shot. Cooter just ran away.

    3. I have to agree with Gigi that the dialogue she chose has to be my favorite so far.
    “You swell so much that after exactly seven and a half days the pressure in your body becomes too great and you explode like an overheated steam boiler!” page: 6

    4. The book is all in slang so I don't think there are any vocabulary words for the rest of the book.

    Student to Guardian
    1. Ben and Me

    2. It is a book used in third grade to teach children about Benjamin Franklin through the perspective of his fictional pet mouse, Amos.

    3. It made reading about history fun in elementary school.

    4. I would recommend it to young elementary school children.

    5. Amos of course!

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    1. Really?? I think that Elijah is a kinder person. Cooter just seems like an ignorant trouble-maker!!! Great response though!! I loved how detailed yours was!!!!!!!

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  8. Guardian to Student
    1. What is the main conflict in your story?
    There are two boys named Kee-sup and Young-sup. Kee-sup is older, so his younger brother needs to respect him.
    2. Which character would you say is your favorite in terms of attitude, or actions, ect.? Describe s/he.
    Kee-sup is my favorite because he builds good kites.
    3. Pick your favorite piece of dialogue from your book. Why is it your favorite?
    When the brothers say, “Tigers Forever! Tigers rule the sky!” It is my favorite because the boys said it together, so it is a sign of them coming together.

    4. Is there a vocabulary word you don't know, and if so, create your definition of it, and then the real one.
    palanquin. A chest. (in India and the East) a covered litter for one passenger, consisting of a large box carried on two horizontal poles by four or six bearers.
    Student to Guardian
    1. Name a historical fiction book that you've read.
    The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

    2. Describe the book. Summarize some main events.
    The book describes the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War from the viewpoint of the main military figures involved in the battle.

    3. What did you like or dislike about it?
    It was well-researched, and helped me to understand how this tragic battle came about, and what the people involved were likely thinking and feeling.

    4. Would you recommend it? Why or why? Yes, I think many of the lessons of this battle are relevant in modern life.

    5. Who was your favorite character? Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, who is an intellectual and speaks seven languages, but wants to be a soldier.

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  9. Guardian to Student
    1. What is the main conflict in your story?
    Um the preacher is stealing Elijahs fish and lying to him.
    2. Which character would you say is your favorite in terms of attitude, or actions, ect.? Describe s/he.
    My favorite character is Cooter because even though he is a little thick, he is really loyal and honest to Elijah.
    3. Pick your favorite piece of dialogue from your book. Why is it your favorite?
    "And so were four of my fish, and, hard as I try, I caint see that as one tenth of ten!" This is my favorite because I think It is proving that he is actually smart. And is confused in realizing the preacher is not exactly what he thinks he is.
    4. Is there a vocabulary word you don't know, and if so, create your definition of it, and then the real one.
    caint - can't

    Student to Guardian
    1. Name a historical fiction book that you've read.
    "The Life of Jim Morrison"
    2. Describe the book. Summarize some main events.
    Um. Biography of rock star Jim Morrison from the band "The Doors." Um. About his youth, learning to play music in a band, becoming famous, and dying young.
    3. What did you like or dislike about it?
    Like: Understanding how other people learn and feel about the world. And, how he creates music for himself and the world.
    Dislike:That becoming famous quickly can sometimes lead to a tragic life.
    4. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?
    Yes, I would recommend it. It's an interesting and inspiring story, about one of the greatest modern musicians in today's world.
    5. Who was your favorite character?
    Jim Morrison (He wrote: "Light my fire"

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  10. Guardian to Student
    1.World war 2 against the Japanese they have to create a code
    2. Ned Begay the the main character he is loyal and and he is a hard and he perseveres through everything
    3. "Even out on the ocean," Bill said," Father sky will be above us. We will never be forgotten by the sky." At that moment, I felt my fears leave me
    4. Only Navajo words and they provide a definition for you

    Student to Guardian
    1. Battle Cry
    2. People from all walks of life to know each other in boot camp , Shipping out to the Pacific, and Fighting the Japanese on an island called Ido Jima
    3. Like:Characters, action, Interested in history
    Dislike: Sad so many people died
    4. Yes to people who are more interested in american history
    5. Sergeant ??????

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