Friday, February 8, 2013

Second Reading Goal, Reading Roles + Discuss!

So we've set the next reading goal at p. 236, Chapter 14, "Granny Peet."  That's two goals about the same length as the first one, and ALMOST everyone reached it (Raven and Aly are exceptions to that statement).  We will meet next on Thursday, February 21st!  Yesterday, we also assigned roles for this first part, and they are as follows:

1. Scene Setter-- Raven
2.  Word Wizard-- Divya
3.  Summarizer-- Dhruv
4.  Illustrator--Dhruv
5.  Literary Luminary-- Alex
                                    6.  Questioner-- Aly
                                    7.  Connector-- Raven
Note that some folks have two roles; if you haven't been assigned one and want to grab a role, let me know!  Now, for some discussion questions.  Answer a few of these thoroughly and thoughtfully before our meeting on the 21st:

1.  Would you like to time travel?  Where would you go if you had to choose-- past or future?  Why?
2.  Why does Kate feel such huge responsibility for her siblings?  If you were in her shoes, would you feel the same?  Why or why not?
3.  Who is most like you-- Kate, Michael or Emma?  Why/How?
4.  Compare the different reception the children receive from Abraham, from Miss Sallow, and from Dr. Pym.  Why is Miss Sallow so unpleasant to them, you think?
5.  When they explore the house, why does Michael want to go through the door that appears in the basement wall?  Why does Kate allow them to go through?  Why does it take Kate longer than her siblings to accept that magic is real?

Lots to discuss! Hope to see posts from all of you soon.
 Have a great weekend,
Mrs. P


Dhruv Patel said...

I like Emma the most because she always wants to fight even if she is so young to. She is a pint-sized brawler.

P.S. Almost to the goal

Dhruv Patel said...

I would like to travel through time. I would not go to the past because even if I change one thing it will effect the present. The present then can be better or.. worse. So I would like to travel into the future to see how the world advanced all these years I skipped through. Even I do anything it will not affect my past.

P.S. I am not a robot.

Dhruv Patel said...

ANSWER YOU PEOPLE!!!!!!. Why am I the only one answering all the questions about the book? Do something, lazy bookies who are in their bed sleeping!

P.S. This not not referring to Ms. Pulley or any teacher who read these posts.

Custis said...

Good question Divya!
Time travel is very tricky as we are finding out. I will be interested to see how their world (the world in which Emma, Kate and Michael come from) has changed, provided they make it back. \

I will respond to the last question. I think it takes Kate a little longer, simply because she is older and bears a large responsibility in taking care of Michael and Emma. This has forced her to abandon her childhood a bit earlier than most. While Michael and Emma are still relatively young and 'wide-eyed'. If she accepts that magic is real, she is opening herself up to a whole new world of potential danger........

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