Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We're finished reading The Outsiders and Stargirl, our first novels of the year. While each book is different, there were many similarities. Each book deals with teenagers who learn who they can count on in life. Their answers to the question, "Whom can you count on?" were different though. There were also literary similarities also. Both books were written from first person point-of-view. Both books also were written without chapter titles. Important? I'm not sure, but something that I noticed. I want to know what you thought about the book that you read and the activities that we did in class with the books. What was your opinion about the book? Based on what you know of the other book, would you have rather read the other book? What was your favorite part in the book that you did read? Were your classroom discussions about the book helpful to your understanding of the book? Let me know your answers to some of these questions. Add anything else that you'd like to share. If possible, comment about a classmate's thoughts. Remember to add your name at the end of the post, so that you receive credit for the post. Thanks for your input!