Monday, March 18, 2013

Thinking Critically About Our Books

Think about the book you are reading at the moment.  What would you change in it?  This is the same process when you are writing.  What would you change in your writing to add more impact - to grab the reader's attention and create that vivid image in their heads?

Remember to add the title - copied correctly from the book.  (No excuses for this being incorrect if you have the book in front of you.  If you don't have the book there, then Google the title to get it correct)

If you wouldn't change a thing in the book you're reading, then write about why you wouldn't.  What makes that book work so well for you?  What has the author done to achieve this?

24 comments:

  1. We would rather keep our books since we haven't finish reading it, or maybe we love reading this book all over again.

    By Fabian, Tom and Keanu

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    1. I absolutely agree with you boys! I love going back and reading a book again. You often get so much more out of it the second - or third - time around!

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  2. I THINK I WOULD MAKE IT MORE ALIVE AND AND IT INTERESTING BY ADDING LIKE QUEST OR ADVENTURES THAT THEY GOT TO TAKE OR ELOSE THEYN WILL DIE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT
    cAPRI AND GINA.... <3

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    1. Hi girls, please don't use caps lock when writing comments - it sounds like you're shouting :-)

      It's also important to tell us what the title is. That way, people can agree or disagree with you and we can get some great discussion going.

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  3. The Hatchet Winter is a really good book and is tell's you how to survive in the winter.We like the Hatcher winter because of the title.

    By Toru and Logan

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    1. What is it about the title you love? Can you give us a summary - synopsis - of what the book is about?

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  4. I wouldn't change anything in the book I'm reading (Nanny Piggins and the Accidental Blast Off) because it's interesting the way it is.

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    1. What makes it so interesting Sahville? What does the author do to make it interesting?

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    2. The author always makes every page really funny so nothing is boring and every part is a good part.

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  5. Make it more interesting and have unknown vocabulary to paint a vivid picture
    SIMON ,CHRISTIAN, CAPRI

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    1. I like your depth of critical thinking team! Don't forget to tell is the name of the book so that we can relate to what you're saying and see whether we agree or not :-)

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  6. My book 'The Hunger Games' seems a little to sappy to me, Less romance, More ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I laughed when I read this Jade - I love your honesty. :-)

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  7. i would change in my book is to make it more intresting

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    1. What book are you reading Emma? Don't forget to tell us the title so we can relate to what you're reading.
      Try to be specific - what exactly would you change? You are a confident critical thinker so don't be afraid to share your thinking with us. :-)


      (You must use a capital letter at the start of a sentence Emma, and particularly for 'I' - it takes the place of your name and your name has a capital).

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  8. We should not change the books because it is interesting to read and because the book that I am reading is a survival book and I really love it.

    By Toru

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    1. I'm glad you're loving the book Toru. Tell us more about what you love about it.
      The discussion is about anything you'd change in the book you're reading. Would you change the characters in some way? Would you change the storyline / plot?

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  9. I would not change my book at all it is to awesomized Deighkotah

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    1. What makes it so awesome Deighkotah? Try to be specific - you will then encourage others to read it if you give them more detail / information. :-)

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    2. Well it's way more interesting than the movie and it makes me feel so excited to keep reading also.It has lots of changes in the book to make it more sophisticated and crazy

      Deighkotah :)

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  10. Peau, Melody ,Pisila ,JasmineMarch 18, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    The book that we are reading is called "SuperFudge"
    if we ever wanted to change the book we wouldn't because of the characters ( love their personalities) and also we love the book just how it is .




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    1. You've been quite specific in your thinking girls - fantastic and just what we want. Tell me more about their personalities.

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  11. I am reading a book called Only You Can Save The Mankind. Also I don't really want to change anything about this book. Because I really like it how it's a really different subject then other stories so I think it's a good and interesting story.

    -Timothy

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    1. What makes it different Timothy? Tell me more about what it's about. Maybe include an outline of the plot - a synopsis.

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