Reading Log #4-5 | Heroes of Olympus – The Mark of Athena

Book Equivalent  # 2                       Words: 132818                              Date: November 7,2015

Title: Heroes of Olympus – The Mark of Athena                                Author: Rick Riordan                               

Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type: Fantasy

  • Opening Sentence:

Until she met the exploding statue, Annabeth thought she was prepared for anything.

 

Favorite word / phrase / sentence:

The statue wants to be found, you see, but it can only be freed by the most worthy.

 

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Nico di Angelo trapped in a bronze jar, slowly dying from asphyxiation with pomegranate seeds at his feet. – Not being able to reach oxygen

But he seemed too groggy to put the pieces together. – Stunned or confused and slow to react

He felt like the lethargy of the addled sea creatures was starting to affect him. – Showing unusual lack of energy.

Ghosts will run rampant. – Unrestraint and violent

 

  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:
    I learned that something that even if everybody else has failed you don’t have a smaller chance of success, you have the same chance and you shouldn’t think negatively about the situation but think that you could do it and be confident in what you are going to do without hesitation.

Reading Log #2-3 | Paper Towns

Book Equivalent # 2                                      Words: 106,350                     Date: November 5, 2015

 

Title: Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods                                                             Author:  Rick Riordan                                

 

Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type: Fantasy

 

 

  • Opening Sentence:

I hope I’m getting extra credit for this.

 

  • Favorite word / phrase / sentence:

My story has already been written down in some books that are total fiction (wink, wink) and I am just a character from the story (cough – yeah right – cough).

 

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Immortals live mostly on nectar and ambrosia – the food and drink of the gods

… called the Aegis draped over her shoulders. – Armor plate that protects the chest

The queendom of the Amazons – A large, strong and aggressive woman

  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:
     I learned that if you start with one thing then it could end up as being a whole other. And that everyone has a story, which they have gone through problems and achievements to get to where they are now.

Reading Log #1 | Paper Towns

Book Equivalent # 1                                      Words: 81,739                       Date: November 5, 2015

Title: Paper Towns                                                                   Author:  John Green                                

Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type: Realistic-Fiction

  • Opening Sentence:

The way I figure it, everyone get a miracle.

  • Favorite word / phrase / sentence:

I always got very nervous whenever I heard that Margo was about to show up, on account of how she was the most fantastically gorgeous creature that God has ever created.

  • Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

I harbored ridiculous prom fantasies. – Owned

  • Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

I learned that what you think might not be true and that when you get to the end and when you think you solve a mystery you might not get what you were looking for but get an alternative ending.

Mystery Mania Speech Reflection

All the seventh grade students had read a mystery book, and this was their chance to make one of their mystery characters come alive – for the camera!

The character of Kat from the novel The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd was (energetically) portrayed by Charlotte Pang.

Charlotte’s voice had a balance of volume and tone. I was able to hear her voice with no low volume and variated during the speech, her voice went down when it was mysterious and up when exiting. Charlotte’s tone went up and down to show what had happened in the book. Charlotte’s voice was not very clear because her voice stumbled during her talk. She captures the voice of a sarcastic girl named Kat.

The physical character was developed through use of space and thoughtful body language. She put some body language in her speech but not much. She looked a little nervous since she kept moving her hands a little and was fidgeting with her book and jacket. Her eyes weren’t just on one person but her eyes scanned the room so no one person would feel embarrassed.

Even though the time limit was strictly adhered to, setting, character and conflict were clear. She said how Salim went missing and tells you what they did to help. She said what she meant to say instead of just copying the book. All of her talk was related to her main topic of her book without getting off topic very much but there weren’t very much details though.

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Batman vs. The Penguin Debate

1. What is The Penguin’s main idea? What are his reasons?

Batman is a dangerous criminal, he wears a mask and closes his past.

2. What evidence does he use to support his reasons?

Bat man is always with the thief or criminal .

3. How does Batman start his rebuttal? (When two people debate, one of them makes an argument, followed by a rebuttal from the other person. The rebuttal basically states, “No, you’re wrong, and this is why.”)

Batman starts by naming his audience.

4. What kind of tactics to you think are fair or unfair in debating, based on this example?

I think it is unfair because the penguin is a little more popular and he is cheating.

5. Who seems to have the best manner? Why?

Batman because he is more calm and not that rude. The Penguin is very angry and really wants to win.

E-log #13 Once

Book: Once

Author: Morris Gleitzman

Pages: 33-36

Retell: These pages are my favourite pages in the whole book because here it says that when the Nazi’s tried shooting Felix they missed but while the Nazi’s wanted to kill him Felix thought that they did mean to try to kill him. He thought that they were so very sad that they tried to kill an innocent boy so he waved his hands saying he is ok, but the Nazi’s truck was already gone. I like this part of the story because he didn’t want to know the truth so he kind of make one him self so he wouldn’t feel so bad even though the truth was right in front of him the whole time, he just didn’t want to except the truth because the truth means that his parents might have actually died and he doesn’t want to think that so his mind was kept positive until the kids directly told Felix the truth.

 

Relate: I can relate to this because there was once a time when I didn’t want to know the truth because I knew that it was a very sad. So I think that “You don’t want to know the truth because that would destroy the illusion you seek”

 

Reflect: I finished the book.

Selfie Poem

I am Charlotte,

my hair is long, dark and straight,

I am 12 and I live in Hong Kong,

my head is like an almond,

my eye color is dark brown and

black and can see things nice and clear.

My ear is sharp and can hear things from far,

my nose can smell apple pie from a distance.

I am Charlotte and I live in Hong Kong.