Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

Wrapping up our discussions/reading of Mississippi Trial, 1955
Chapter 4-8
   Hiram goes back to Greenwood.  His grandpa is not well.  He meets Emmett (Bobo) Till.  Meets up with RC again.  RC has continued to get worse-meaner, dropped out of school.  Bullies the Remington brothers.  Emmett and Hiram meet up at the river.  RC takes offense that Emmett wants Hiram's left over lunch.  Beats him up/threatens him and then pushes fish guts in his mouth.

   Chapter 9
Hiram tells grandpa about what happened at the river.  Grandpa basically says that "that boy" should have known his place-he got what he deserved.  
RC tells Hiram that he has been asked to help Bryant and Milam go "talk" to an uppity black boy who was disrespectful to a white woman.  Hiram calls the sheriff and tells him what RC told him.  The sheriff thinks that RC won't really do anything terrible. 

Emmett turns up missing.  Hiram is worried that RC is involved with something worse than talking.

Emmett's body turns up in the river.  Hiram is subpoenaed to attend the trial.  The two white men are acquitted despite evidence that points to them being involved in the kidnapping and death of Emmett.

Read Chapter 16.
    RC shows up one night.  Says that he has been out of town working.  Tonight he will leave again-he just had a huge fight with his father-beat him up when his father started being abusive.  RC tells Hiram that he had nothing to do with Emmett's death. 

   Grandpa sells his truck and Hiram doesn't understand why.  Then he runs into

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 08, 2012

Lots of students missing from class.

Congratulations to the few students who turned in their essays!!

How can we make this a better/stronger/more successfl class next year?

What do you need to do to be successful in high school?
  show up
  grow up
Why was this class not as productive as you could have been?
    time management
    didn't think it mattered anymore
    too confident/cocky

Spend some time over the summer thinking and planning about what you will do differently next year.
What do you think is most important for you to be successful in high school?

Statistics and data shows us that if you finish 10th grade, it is probable that you will finish high school.  If you finish high school you have more options and choices for your future and being successful.  So this would mean that the next two years are critical to you future success.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 JE #30

JE # 30
What's the craziest dream you've ever had? 
      Explain in 1 paragraph.

Class Activities:
Reminder about due dates.
Literature Circle groups-continue working/reading.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012 JE #29

JE #29

How does Providence respond to injustice and violence?
   As a city?  As individuual communities?  Individual citizens?  Families?

Class Activities:

Review due dates and materials:
Wed., June 6~journals due
                       Literature Circles will put their materials together
                       Mr. G will model a Literature Circle
Thurs., June 7~groups will practice their Literature Circles
Fri., June 8~essay due-based on May 29 journal entry
                    Literature Circles present for class

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 04, 2012 JE #28

JE # 28 
How can society overcome hatred?

Journal's Due on Wed., June 06
Essay due on Fri., June 08 Essay is based on May 29th's journal entry.
       the essay is based on this prompt:  
                                                      JE #24      Remember a time when you really wanted something and when you got it, it
                                                       turned out to be nothing like you thought it would be. 

Today:   We began Literature Circle Work
   Pieces of a Literature Circle:

Group 1 reads pages 33-84
Group 2 reads pages 85-144
Group 3 reads pages 145-214

Each group will read for about 1/2 hour.

No group will read chapter 3.  Big event in ch 3:  grandma dies.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Here is a short video about the death and trial of Emmett Till.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June 01, 2012 JE #27

JE #27
What qualities do you look for in friends?  
                       Explain in 1 paragraph.
                                          why are these qualities important?    do all your friends share the same qualities?
                                           if someone does not have one of these qualities, are they automatically
                                                          disqualified as a friend?

Class Activities:

Share Out of Journal Writing
Way to go:  A, A, M, J, Mr. G, J, D, E, M, E, T, J, N!!

To fill in background info about Emmett Till we will watch a video about him.

Emmett Till travels to Money, Mississippi for summer vacation.
Emmett's mom  described him as a happy child
Cousins went south together during vacation.
Emmett ran ahead.  Mom made him come back to give her a kiss goodbye.
She said, "How do I know I will ever see you again?" 

Emmett was taken from a family member's home at night after whistling at a white women.
3 days later his badly beaten body is found in the river bound in barbed wire and weighted down.
The sheriff tried to bury the body immediately.
Mayor Daly stops the burial but when the body was sent North the funeral director was told not to open the coffin.
Momma demanded the coffin to be open.
She discovers that he was mutilated.
Momma let others see what had been done to Emmett.
Many people came to the funeral and viewed the body.

The Trial
Many groups/organizations called for a fair and public trial of the two men arrested for Emmett's death.
There were threats made against Emmett's mom, grandmother, family as the trial moved forward.
Sherrif claimed that there would be a fair and impartial trial.
Collection jars were around

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 JE# 26

JE #26
Describe your favorite breakfast food/meal.
   How does it feel, taste, smell, look?   Use sensory details.

Class Activities:
Summary of Chapter 1

Read along with Chapter 2
Look for new characters:  RC Rydell (2 years older than Hiram), Ralph and Ronnie (wears army uniform but grandpa thinks he was not in the army), Naomi
                 (RC's sister),
Sensory intro:  smells, coffee, breakfast smells,
Description of house and what activities occurred in which location

RC and Naomi's family poor.  Mom died.  

This chapter is recounting a time when Hiram was 7.  The story of Emmett Till takes place when Hiram is 16.  Why is he telling this piece?  Background?  What will Grandpa be like then?  What made Grandpa angry?  USA fighting other countries' wars and North is trying to dictate how EVERYONE lives. 

What's up with the Remington brothers?   They are different.  Act different?  Mr. Remington calls them fairies, queer.   Dance w/each other in their underwear.  One uses front door.  The other uses the back door.

Location:  river, fishing is popular activity,  no one is worried about kids being out and on their own

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 JE #24

JE #24
Remember a time when you really wanted something and when you got it, it turned out to be nothing like you thought it would be.    Explain/describe in 1 paragraph.

Class Activities

Mississippi/South 1950s

K  people left the South during the 50's
        it's different than other parts of the country
        Race Relations were uneasy
        Dr. King just starting his ministry
        racism & segregation was common
        60 + years ago
        Blacks & Whites were not treated equally
        (relate to Treyvon Martin:  what do you think you know about him?  good kid, problems in school,
                          played football, Black guy walking home, killed for "no" reason)
         Emmitt Till-14 yr old, born and raised in Chicago, IL,  relatives in Mississippi, in 1955 mom sent him
                          and 3 cousins to spend time with family during summer, killed allegedly because of cat
                          call at a white woman, taken out/kidnapped from great uncle's home, his body was found
                          three days later


Take a look at the cover.
   Black youth
   White youth with fishing pole
    car in the background
    newspaper w/headlinesw
    dark background

Mississippi Trial, 1955  is historical fiction.  Told from the perspective of a white youth.
How comfortable would you be walking through a predominately white neighborhood?
      Many students stated that they would carry a weapon. .   .  .    .   why?    because "they" would
           be looking at me as if I didn't belong.  i would feel threatened.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012 JE#23

Have you ever wished for a special talent or ability that you don't have?
                     Explain in one paragraph

Class Activity:
~Recap of yesterday's reading.
     left off where someone realized that someone is living upstairs in the warehouse
     this is the turning point of the story
~watched video on concentration camp
Take at least 3 notes on what you see in the video:
     prisoners not treated gently:  families separated by age, health, gender
     when the Jews arrived in the camps, they gave up everything that gave them comfort and identity
     they must not have expected the Jews to survive for very long: no food, inadequate clothing and shelter
     not everyone lived in the same conditions, some people were favored and had an easier time/conditions
     prisoners scavengered any belongings when another died
     people were willing to attack/fight others for scraps of food\


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012JE# 22

What's the nicest thing another classmate has ever done for you? 
    Explain in 1 paragraph.

Class Activities:
Summarize yesterday's reading
Anne is having nightmares about the Nazis
Anne like Dad more than Mom.
Anne says that she knows that she is being rude, but she can't seem to stop herself.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 JE#21

Why do people risk their lives for others? 
Think of fire, police, military personel and those who do it voluntarily.
Explain in 1 paragraph.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012 JE #19

JE#  19
Where do you want to live when you are older?
       Give three reasons.  Explain 1 paragraph.

In formal Outline and Writing good leads/hooks for your personal narrative
Need a reminder of what a personal narrative is?   Try taking a look at one of these:
          tips for writing a personal narrative
          ehow: personal narrative
          Personal Narrative

Read The Diary of Anne Frank, Act 1, Scenes 3-5
                                           Independent Reading.

May 17, 2012 JE #18

JE #18
What was your scariest experience?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012 JE# 17

JE #17
What do you think is the worst problem the world faces today? 
        Why do you think this is a problem?
         What should people be doing to solve the problem?
         Explain in 1 paragraph.

Class Activities:
~Quick check in on what students chose for their je topic today.
~Quick review/summary of what we have read so far:
              Act 1 Scene 1:  Mr Frank was just released from a concentration camp.  He has returned to the warehouse.  He is physically ill/tired.  He is also upset and sad that his family has not survived the camps.
              Act 1 Scene 2:  We learn what life was like before the Frank's went into hiding.
                                      Lots of rules to follow:  no bikes, no train rides, no Dutch school, no riding in                                        cars,  wear a yellow star of David on all clothes
                                There will also be rules when they are in hiding.  These rules are to keep the
                                warehouse workers from discovering them:  no running water during the day,
                                 whispering, no shoes during day

picked up from page 770.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 JE #16

JE #16
   Describe a family member who means a lot to you but doesnot live with you? 
          Describe (Relationship, physical, emotional, mental)  1 full paragraph

Class Activities

Writing Assignment #11
~is based on the writing journal entry from April 27, 2012:
                              A time  when you stood up to protect/defend someone who needed your help.
~personal narrative
~due May 25, 2012

Class Assignment for today:
~Summary of events based on Act1: Scenes 1 & 2 of Diary of Anne Frank

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012
JE  #15
    If a friend moved away, how could you maintain your friendship and keep in touch?
         Explain in 1 paragraph.

Class Activities:

We will be acting out the play-The Diary of Anne Frank
          Two Acts
Act 1 has 6 scenes
Parts assigned.

Not reading a part?   Take 3 notes or bullets about what we have read?
      Something interesting, something you noticed, a question based on what you read, etc.

Finished Act 1 Scene 1, part way through scene 2.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 11, 2012

JE #14
    Family is important because . . . .

Class Activity:
      Viewed video about the time and life of Anne Frank.
       Many students were on a field trip.

Are you looking for a bit of information about Anne and the time when she lived?
Check out this site for a very brief description.  You will also find a few links to additional sites on this page.

Get ready for next week when we will be reading a play based on Anne Frank's journal.

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 2, 3, and 4.
Journal Entry #11
      What are some ways students use to take advantage of  others?

JE #12
  Wher would be a good place to hide in Providence?

JE #13
     FREE WRITE!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 01, 2012

JE # 11
When was the last time you were blamed for something you didn't do;  how did that make you feel?
        Explain in 1 paragraph.


Hitler was an elected official!   What?!?! , , ,
                When there are problems - money issues, a plan doesn't work out, crops fail, etc.- people often
                            try to find someone to blame
                       Germany was having difficulties, Hitler and other leaders wanted to find someone or a group
                             to blame for the country's problems

Read  together:
First they came for the Socialists,
and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
                                                                               Martin Niemöller (1892-1984)

Work on Parody of The Road Not Taken for the rest of class.



Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

JE # 10
Describe a time you had to hid because you were afraid or playing.
      Explain in 1 paragrah.

Introduced new member of our class, Caitlyn Hayes from Serve Rhode Island.


Europe during the 1930's
     *Countries included:  Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Sweden, etc. (list is not complete)
      *Russia, Germany, Great Britain= => important countries during this time because of land mass size and/or power
      *Russia and Germany in particular were exerting their power to control large parts of Europe

Looking for more information about Europe before WW II? Click here! 
If you find any interesting facts, please let us know!!

Pack Your Bags Activity
Make a list of the items that you would pack in a backpack if you needed to leave your home for an indefinate period of time.  Which is the most important?  If they will not all fit inside a backpack cross off the ones you would leave behind.




Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012

Journal Entry # 9 
Describe  the last time you stood up to defend  or protect someone who needed your help.   Explain in 1 paragraph.


Journal Share Out
        Thanks to these students for sharing their thinking:
             Laura           Michael              Muktar              Adreanna                 Aiden
             Milton          Natalie                Juan                  Elfeda                      Damien

Review of 4th Quarter
Main Theme?   Perseverence
Focus Questions for Q4: 
     ~How do you find strenth with and keep from giving up?
     ~Why do people risk their lives for others?
     ~How does a significant event affect personal growth?

Anne Frank
Who was she?
    lived in war time                        died in a gas chamber                       
    lived in atticn                            wrote a journal

We are currently involved in two wars
  Iraq and Afganistan

We have had two World Wars.   
World War I                                                                               World War II
1914-1918                                         1929-1937                       1939-1945
 limited US involvement                         $$$$                               1941-1945  USA entered the war
                                                                                                    Hitler & Nazis killed many people
                                                                                                                           thought they were                                                                                                                                 "best/most important

Words that will play a role in our coming conversations.

         prejudice    vs       discrimination                                                                                              

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26, 2012

JE # 8

What are your goals for next year?   Think high school.   Explain 1 paragraph.

Recitations of Two Roads

New Assignment: 
     Write a parody of Two Roads with the focus on high school
      10-12 lines
       examples of starting lines:
                               Two roads diverged in Providence ...
                               Two roads diverged in the halls of Hope High ...
                                Two halls split apart in Mt. Pleasant . . .
      Due on Wed., May 01
      Valued at 2 test grades

What are some of the strategies we use when memorizing lyrics or poems?

Reflect and Respond
pg 757 in our anthology

What do the spirals in the womand and in the path suggest?

The spirals suggest . . . .

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

JE #7                                        

In what ways do tough times make you stronger?  
                                     Explain/give examples.  (1 paragraph)                                   

First opportunity to recite The Road Not Taken
        one student completed his recitation
Perserverence:  what is it?   the action/ability to stick to a task; to keep pushing on even though times are tough or obstacles are in your way of success.

Survive  vs    Thrive  .  .  .   what is the difference?

What enables some people to not only survive but to thrive?  despite having terrible things happen in their lives? 

April 24, 2012

JE #6

Monday, April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012


    If you were blind and deaf, what would matter most to you?  Explain in 1 paragraph.

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012  .  .   .  Friday the 13th

Can't find your copy of The Road Not Taken?  click on the link on the right (in the Pages box).

JE #4

     Spring Break Plans
     Who is the kindest person you know?  Why do you think so?   Give an example of this person's
Journal Share Outs!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings!
Jordan       Adreanna      Alec       Janece           Laura          Eric          Myranda       Damien

Topics shared today included:
Spring Break
Kindest Person I Know
How do I keep myself from giving up
Friend who became an enemy

The Road Not Taken
    What's it about??   student -  choices you make in life and if they are the right one for you.
    One solo read through by a student, followed by a choral read (everyone together).

Literature Circle
Mr. Green modelled pieces of a literature circle using student work from another class.
Many students were out today and/or not ready to present their literature circle presentations. 
If you want to earn a grade for this assignment (remember that it is work 2 test grades) plan on staying after school on the Monday we come back from April vacation (4/23/2012). 

Wrapping Up the novel - Anthony Burns
Mr. Green summarized the second half of the novel.  We also discussed the reasons behind why run away slaves were put on display, branded, sold frequently, treated as defective goods.  Also, that St. Catherines in Canada was not just a random place that run away slaves travelled to, there was a Revolutionary War connection.  Slaves freed because they fought for the British moved up to Canada and settled in St. Catherines. 

Don't forget the assignments that are due when we come back from:
     Monday, April 23:  Essay on a time you had to persevere.
     Monday, April 23:  People who want to earn a grade for their literature circle assignments, plan to
          stay after school to present.
     Wednesday, April 25:  Oral  recitations of The Road Not Taken.     Keep Practicing!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

JE #3
Did you ever have a good friend who later became an enemy, or vice versa? 
                                                                                        Explain in at least 1 paragraph.

Big Ideas from class today:

Prose-written in sentences and paragraphs
Poetry-written in phrases or lines

Take a look at The Road Not Taken. 
Where are the punctuation marks?
Read chorally using the punctuation as pause markers.

Literature Circle Project

Anthony Burns
This project is work two test grades. 

Model Chapter 1

Anthony is approached by several men on his way home from work.

The story begins with Anthony on his way home from work.  Some marshals approach him and tell him that a store has been robbed by someone that looks like him.  Anthony knows that he did not steal anything so he thinks that he will not have any major problems.  He is tricked because they arrest him, not for stealing, but so that his "owner" from Virginia can identify him.

April 11, 2012

JE #2
Do you make friends easily; why or why not?
                                                Explain in at least 1 paragraph.

Class practice of The Road Not Taken

Reading Buddies  For Literature Circle
      Students chose whether to read with a buddy or solo.
      Working towards finishing Anothy Burns through the use of literature circle format.

    Laura/Alec  Chapters 15-16
    Michael/Eric  Ch 11-12
    Milton/Muktar  ch 13-14
    Miranda/Natalie  ch16-17
    Aiden/Adreana  bch 19-20
    Josue/Damien  Epilogue    afterward
    Jordan ch 10
  not in class today-Thomas, Elfreda, Eddy

Each student or buddy pair will prepare the following (to be presented in class on Friday, April 13): 

 Sequence of Events-capture the big ideas of your chapters

Bridge Builder-connection to texts

One paragraph summary


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 10, 2012

Survey today !!  No regular classwork.
April 09, 2012

JE #1   Also the focus question for 4th quarter!!
How do you keep from giving up? 

Upcoming Due Dates:
Monday, April 23, 2012
       Essay-  Talk about a time when you had to persevere through a problem, situation or opportunity.

click here for a look at the word persevere and what it means

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

Journal Entry #46
How do you tell if a person is a true friend?

Journals are due by the end of the day today.

Second Quarter Summative Assessment ~ Stargirl
This assessment revolves around the idea of yesterday's journal entry prompt:
        How can the characters in Stargirl help you reflect upon/think about your personal life and issues?

Choose one of these themes for your essay:
     ~Identity.  What makes a person a unique individual?
     ~Cliques and groups.

Writers chose one of the above themes and then jotted down their ideas for their individual essays.

January 24, 2012

Journal Entry # 45
How can the characters you read about this quarter help you reflect on/think about your personal life and issues.  Explain. 

Continue to read Stargirl in class and on own.  We will finish the novel by the end of the week.

January 23, 2012

Journal Entry #44
If you could appear o your favorite TV show, what show would it be and how would you fit into the plot?  Explain using details and examples.

Intro to classwork:
Last week we focused on Cause & Effect.  This week we will look at Point of View, or how a person sees or experiences an event.  For example, Narrator's Point of View gives the reader an opportunity to see, hear and know things that many of the other characters do not know and/or have not seen/heard yet.

Continuing to read Stargirl, both in class and on own.

January 20, 2012

Journal Entry # 43
If a small child asked you how to make a wish come true, what would you tell him/her?
Explain using details, examples, etc.

Journal ShareOuts!!!
Students had the opportunity to share out an entry from their journals or their writing assignment #7.

Writers that shared out today:
Aiden                                        Muktar                                Adreana
Damien                                      Milton                                 Elfreda
Jordan                                        Josue                                  Laura
Juan                                            Mr. Green                          Erick

Writing Assignment #7 is due TODAY by the end of the school day!

Peer Review
Writers that completed assignment #7 paired up to peer review each other's work.

Check the Hook/Lead  - 
              What did the writer do to grab your attention?
Check the Body  -  Details 
           How many detail/paragraphs did the writer include?  There should be at least three
          detail paragraphs.  There should also be an introduction and concluding paragraph.
Check the Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
Now Read the paper from beginning to end.
Comment about the writing:
        I liked ....about your writing.
        If I were writing this paper, something I would do differently is . . . . 

Class discussion (page 572 in the Anthology textbook)
Before we read, we discussed first impressions of the portrait found on this page.  What did we see in the picture?  What does the picture make us feel?  Who was this man?   What was he doing?  How was he feeling?

Next, we looked at the title, "Harlem."  Class members offered their thoughts, beliefs and knowledge regarding Harlem.

Mr. Green read the poem aloud.  Class talked about what happens to dreams that are deferred.  What are some reasons that dreams get deferred?

January 19, 2012

Journal Entry # 42
What was your greatest achievement in school?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

Journal Entry # 41
What would happen if you don't finish high school?
            Explain and describe using details.

Upcoming Due Dates
      January 20 - Writing assignment #7 due
         January 25 - last day to turn in Journals for this quarter

a)  Reflecting on chapters 10-14 of Stargirl, complete the cause and effect worksheet.
b)  Work on writing assignment #7.  You should have brought a draft to class today.  Continue to edit and develop this draft.  If you did not create a draft yet, now is the time to do so.

January 17, 2012

Journal Entry # 41
How do you get most of your exercise?  Explain.

Class Discussion
Review of :  How to Plan a Paragraph/Essay
                      Writing Strong Leads or how to grab the reader's attention

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012

Journal Entry# 40
What are some things work fighting for?  Explain

Journal Share Out
Thanks for sharing your thinking!!

Juan                      Josue                       Milton                      Muktar
Damian                 Aiden                       Laura                      Erick  
Michael                 Adreanna               Janece                     Natalie  

KWL on MLK Jr he is a sampling of the Ks and Ws from our in class conversation about Martin Luther King Jr.
Son of a preacher.
Father with the same name as him.
Wanted to be treated like white people.
Was stabbed by an African American woman in Chicago.

What was his age when he died?
Were there any white people who supported him?
Why did he quit being a preacher?  (hmm)
Were there any other Black people with him when King was shot?
Why did King "fake" his death so many times?
What happened to his wife after he died?
Was there a different hospital for Blacks?
Why was he killed?

Mr. Green furthered the discussion by addressing many of the questions voiced by class members.

January 12, 2012

Journal Entry # 39
Who was the funniest person you know?  What makes them funny?

Writing Assignment #7

What are some reactions people have to newcomers?
What's the impact (good or bad) of being popular?

This assignment: is worth 2 (two) test grades.
                             must be at least 5-7 paragraphs in length.
                             is due no later than Friday, January 20, 2012.
These are both topics, or themes, that we have discussed in class and/or have written about in our journals.  Use you experiences in and out of class to shape and develop your writing. 

January 11, 2012

Journal Entry #  38

If you could meet a live famous person who would it be?  Why?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012

Journal Entry #37
What is your favorite smell?  Explain in at least 1 paragraph.

In small groups you will continue reading Stargirl.  Begin on page 13.  Take turns reading the text aloud.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 09, 2012

Journal Entry # 36
What is something you would like to learn to do?  Explain.  1 paragraph.


Friday, January 6, 2012

January 06, 2012

Journal Entry # 35
What does it mean to be popular?  Explain its benefits/impact.  1 paragraph.

Class Share Out of Journal Entries!!
Thanks for sharing your thinking:
     Elfreda                        Aiden
     Janece                          Muktar
     Laura                           Juan                      
     Erick                           Thomas
     Adreanna                     Mr. Green 
     Damian                        Eddie

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Quarter 2 Novel     

We have begun to look at Stargirl, a Jerry Spinelli book.  Some of us have already ready this novel.  It is a text that is used at many grade levels.  We will be reading it with a focus on Characters, Character Traits, and Character Motivation.

Today we read  in class

Characters introduced so far:
      Stargirl  Caraway
      Uncle Pete
       Leo Borlock (narrator)

Character traits
Stargirl:  dresses differently - long dress/skirt
                doesn't seem to mind/notice being different
                 appears to be quiet-or not talkative

Leo:  "collect" porcupine neckties

January 04-05, 2012

No Journal Entries.

GRADE Assessments during class time.

January 03, 2012

Welcome Back!!

Journal Entry #  34
Who named you (gave you your name), and how does your name define you?  
      Example:  Alvin=friend