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10/27-28/14 Free Write Warm-Up Wonder Introduce Book Clubs Students will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion. Students will demonstrate their ability to identify figurative language and analyze a character. Students will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts. Warm-Up: Students will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and

persuasion. Heres the last part of a newspaper story: Neighbors called police when they noticed the pink gooey substance oozing from all the doors and windows of the modest ranch home. Now write the first part of the story. Remember that a newspaper story starts right out answering the questions, Who?,

What?, Where?, Why?, and How? Wonder Students will demonstrate their ability to identify figurative language and analyze a character. How would you describe Auggies Emotional Maturity? As you describe his emotional maturity reflect back on specific events that support your opinion and write them down. Metaphor: Would you keep your old

metaphor? Would you change it? Wonder Students will demonstrate their ability to identify figurative language and analyze a character. Complete a reflection journal entry on Auggies character. Come up with two to three characteristics to describe Auggie. Be sure to back up your statement with sound evidence from the text. Ex: Auggie is becoming more brave. I know this because

he corrected Julian during the tour with supposedly. Wonder Students will demonstrate their ability to identify figurative language and analyze a character. Think about Mr. Brownes Precept for September: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. Reflect for 15 minutes on the precept. What does it mean to Auggie? What does it mean to

you? reflect reflect reflect! Example 1 Dogs and Cats by Bob Brady A five paragraph essay where the student Bob Brady compares and contrasts dogs and cats. He provides a lot of information about both. Write the genre and subgenre on your paper. Example 2

Your Science Textbook Your science textbook contains much of the human knowledge of Earth and the universe. Write the genre and subgenre on your paper Example 3 In My Own Words by Eva Pern Eva Pern writes the story of her life from childhood to her rise in political power in Argentina.

Write the genre and subgenre on your paper. Example 4 They Came from the Sun by Tom Mitchell The story of a race of aliens that come to enslave the residents of Earth with their advanced weaponry. Only one teacher can stop them, but is it too late? Write the genre and subgenre on your paper. Example 5

The Ant & The Grasshopper Adapted by Chad Peplum The really short story of an Ant who works hard all summer to prepare for winter and a Grasshopper who just plays. Winter comes and the Grasshopper freezes to death. The moral is prepare today for tomorrows needs. Example 6 The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

It is the fictional story of an African American family living in Flint, Michigan who go to their grandmother's home in Birmingham, Alabama in the year 1963. The story is told around the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, an actual event in history. Example 7 Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind retold by Tom Cranes Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind was the toughest girl in the wild West. Right when she was born, she looked up and said, "Hello! I'm Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind! And

I am amazing!" She once made a lasso out of live rattlesnakes, and then she caught a tornado with that lasso. Example 8 Going, Going ... Green! By Angela Gaimari In this essay, Gaimari tries to convince people to do small things to help the environment. She gives readers many suggestions on how to live more eco-friendly and asks readers to make the change.

Example 9 Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling The first book in the Harry Potter series. Harry goes to wizard school and becomes a Gryffindor. He learns to play quidditch, a soccer like game played on flying broomsticks, and he fights an evil within the school with his newfound magic powers. Example 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

In his first year of middle school, the main character Greg Heffley deals with cooties, learning to wrestle, Halloween, acting in the school play, and other problems that many middle school students face. Book Clubs! Students will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts. I will review the different books with you. You will write down your top four.*

*There is no guarantee that you will get those books, but I will try my very best! :) The House of Scorpion Matteo Alacrn was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrn, lord of a country called Opium--a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster--except for El Patrn. El Patrn loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of

characters, including El Patrn's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrn Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect. A Wrinkle in Time It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be

on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. The Cabinet of Wonders Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But its never been ordinary. She

has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the worlds finest astronomical clock. Petras life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns homeblind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesnt know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her fathers eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they

seem, and that her fathers clock has powers capable of destroying their world. Unwind In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesnt technically end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society,

troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound. With breathtaking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents' tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines serious moral issues in a way that will keep readers turning the pages to see if Connor, Risa, and Lev avoid meeting their untimely ends. Hunger Games In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the

nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

Abarat A journey beyond imagination is about to unfold. . . . It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, USA. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, its not one she expects. Welcome to the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day. Candy has a place in this extraordinary land: She is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heartforces older than Time itself, and more evil than anything Candy has ever encountered. Shes a strange heroine, she knows. But this is a strange world.

And in the Abarat, all things are possible. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of

Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehowimpossible though it seemsthey may still be alive. The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed

when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Out of My Mind Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has

a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroomthe very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And shes determined to let everyone know itsomehow. In this breakthrough storyreminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.

Choosing Your Title On a half sheet of paper: 1. Write your first and last name and BLOCK #. 2. Write your top four choices. 3. Turn it into the INBIN.

The House of Scorpion The Cabinet of Wonders A Wrinkle in Time Unwind The Hunger Games Abarat Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children The Hobbit Out of My Mind

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