Monday, February 4, 2013

Kicking off the Discussion for the New Year

You've just chosen your new Literature Circle books.

How did you choose your book?  What metacognitive thinking went on - the thinking around how you thought about choosing the book.  What thinking did you need to do?

Tell me all about it.

29 comments:

  1. I've chosen the book: Only You Can Save Mankind because I thought I would try reading a new author and the blurb at the back of the book really appealed to me.

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    1. Great to see you trying different authors Sahville! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of this one.

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    2. Well I'm liking it so far...

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  2. Hi my name is Madison I am reading Holes by Louis Sacher. The book is cool and I am having a good time reading it. Madison

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  3. I am reading Bridge to Terabithia I chose this book because the illustrations and I enjoyed the movie but I heard the book was 10 times better? Deighkotah

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    1. It will be very interesting to see whether you agree or not Deighkotah! :-)

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    2. It is way better than the movie

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  4. I'm reading the Hatchet:Winter by Gary Paulsen
    I chose it because my... OUR old teacher Mrs Meldau read us the Hatchet last year... or was that my other teacher...
    Jade :3

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    1. It will be interesting to see what you think of the sequal Jade. I'm looking forward to reading your posts and comments.

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  5. I Have choosen Bridge Terabithia becaues of the the Words it get my attention

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    1. Awesome Emma - what is it about the words that gets your attention? Remember to be specific. Is it because they are descriptive and paint a vivid picture in your mind?

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  6. Same here it is very interesting and wierd as in a good way.
    By Taiana

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    1. What do you mean by 'weird in a good way' Taiana - remember to be more specific then people can agree or disagree and we can get a discussion going.

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  7. We are staring to read Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. The book is really interesting. We are enjoying the second chapter

    by Tre-d and Keanu

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    1. Hi guys. Remember to be specific and give examples. What makes this book so interesting so far? How has the author done this for you as a reader?
      Why are you enjoying the second chapter - tell me why. I'd love to read more.

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  8. Hi I'm reading Hatchet Winter.It is a really good story and I was shock when I read the story that he survive in alot of plane crashes.

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    1. Remember to include your name so that I can reply to your comments.
      What makes it a really good story?

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  9. YES, its very interesting as well I thought that it would be boring at first till I read the book Holes was fascinated .By Taiana

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    1. I'm a little unclear about what you mean Taiana. Make sure you read through before publishing to make sure that you've been clear in your thinking. :-)

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  10. I have chosen holes by Louis Eschar I chose the book of how interesting the blurb was and how the book started off in the first couple of chapters I think This book is going to be very fun
    By Capri Taylor

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    1. What did the author do in the first couple of chapters that made you want to carry on reading Capri? How could you use this knowledge in your own writing to grab the reader's attention?)


      (Remember basic surface features - expecially when you have the book to refer to for correct spelling, etc).

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  11. Hi my name is logan I am reading hatchet winter by gary paulsen. the chose this book because i like advencher books.

    from loganc

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    1. What is it about adventure books that you like Logan - what makes them grab your attention as a reader?

      (Don't forget to monitor those surface features too).

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  12. Hi its Rhiannon I choose my book because of the back it sounds like the WORLD is going to END...........

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    1. You haven't told us what the title of your book is Rhiannon - it sounds like a dramatic novel!

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  13. My book Bridge to Terabithia is based on the movie but what I've heard is the book is 10 times better? so as soon as I read I was almost reading it non stop that's how interested I was so I am up to chapter 3 Exciting!!! yay

    :) Deighkotah :)

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  14. You could put the Jacqueline Wilson website
    Rhiannon:)

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    1. I was thinking maybe you could out on the Diary of a wimpy kid website. :D

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    2. Off to look for it and add it now! This is what I love - when all of you start t take control of the blog and tell me what needs to be on it. Brilliant!!

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