Wonder Words Wall

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone:

1. Frayed

Definition: Something (rope, fabric or cord) worn out or unravelled at the end.

2. Trowel

Definition: A small handheld tool with a flat, pointed blade, used to apply and spread mortar or plaster.

3. Furling

Definition: Equipment for rolling up sails securely and neatly around their yards or booms.

4. Alibis

Definition: A claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place.

5. Feeble

Definition: Lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.

6. Ajar

Definition: A door or other opening slightly opened.

7. Leering

Definition: A look or gaze in a unpleasant way.

8. Timidly

Definition: Showing a lack of courage or confidence, easily frightened.

9. Dappled

Definition: Something marked with spots or rounded patches.

 

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman:

1. Therapeutic

Definition: Relating to or involved in therapy.

2. Serendipity

Definition: Good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.

3. Tremolo

Definition: Vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one.

4. Squatting

Definition: Living on land that does not belong to you. This is a problem in shanty towns near major cities in developing countries.

5. Teeter

Definition: Move unsteadily, with a rocking motion.

6. Solitary

Definition: One who lives in solitude.

7. Reminiscences

Definition: Remembering past experiences.

8. Proposition

Definition: A task to be dealt with.

9. Oblige

Definition: Provide a service or favour for someone.

10. Restrained

Definition: Cool and formal in manner.

 

Once By Morris Gleitzman:

1. Indignantly

Definition: Feeling, characterised by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive or insulting

2. Tassel

Definition: A tassel is a finishing feature in fabric decoration found all across the world.

3. Ghetto

Definition: A part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.

4. Swigging

Definition: An amount of liquid, especially liquor, taken in one swallow.

 

The Voice on The Radio By Caroline B. Cooney:

1. Yearned

Definition: Have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from.

2. Thrummed

Definition: Make a continuous rhythmic humming sound.

3. Conceited

Definition: Excessively proud of oneself.

4. Provocative

Definition: Causing anger or another strong reaction.

5. Circumnavigate

Definition: Sail all the way around (mostly the world).

6. Siphoned

Definition: A tube bent into legs of unequal length, for use in taking a liquid from one container into another.

7. Precarious

Definition: Not securely held or in position (likely to fall or collapse). 

8. Contempt

Definition: The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless.

9. Ante

Definition: A stake put up by a player in poker or brag before receiving cards.

10. Resented

Definition: Feel bitterness at something.

 

Don’t Look Behind You By Lois Duncan
1. Laborious
Definition: Requiring considerable time and effort.
2. Sophisticated
Definition: Having, revealing, or involving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture.
3. Residue
Definition: A usually small amount of something that remains after a process has been completed or a thing has been removed.
4. Idling
Definition: Spend time doing nothing.
5. Dutifully
Definition: Performing the duties expected or required of one; characterised by doing one’s duty.
6. Unaccustomed
Definition: Not familiar or usual; out of the ordinary.
7. Squirm
Definition: Wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort.
8. Dilapidated
Definition: (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
9. Inevitable
Definition: Certain to happen; unavoidable.
10. Pruning Shears
Definition: An outdoor scissor used to cut plants in gardens.
The Chocolate Lover by M.E. Rabb
1. Tchotchkes
Definition:  A small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
1. Slate
Definition: A fine-grained grey, green, or bluish-purple metamorphic rock easily split into smooth, flat plates.
2. Recessive
Definition: Relating to or denoting heritable characteristics controlled by genes which are expressed in offspring only when inherited from both parents.
3. Chromosome
Definition: A thread-like structure of nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, carrying genetic information in the form of genes.
4. Expulsion
Definition: The action of forcing someone to leave an organisation.
5. Palate
Definition: The roof of the mouth, separating the cavities of the mouth and nose in vertebrates.
Life of Pi by Jann Martel
1. Sambar
Definition: A dark brown woodland deer with branched antlers, of southern Asia.
2. Ocelot
Definition: A medium-sized wild cat that has an orange-yellow coat marked with black stripes and spots, native to South and Central America.
3. Acuity
Definition: Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing.
4. Thyroid
Definition: A large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism.
5. Anaemic
Definition: Suffering from anaemia.
Holes by Louis Sachar
1. Grotesque
Definition: Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
2. Remedy
Definition: A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury.
3. Resent
Definition: Feel bitterness or indignation at (a circumstance, action, or person).
4. Pry
Definition: Enquire too inquisitively into a person’s private affairs.
5. Delirious
Definition: In an acutely disturbed state of mind characterised by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence; affected by delirium.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
1. Veritable
Definition: Used for emphasis, often to qualify a metaphor.
2. Decrepit
Definition: Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.

3. Facet

Definition: A particular aspect or feature of something.

4. Myriad

Definition: A countless or extremely great number of people or things.

5. Proffer

Definition: Hold out or put forward (something) to someone for acceptance.

6. Proverbial

Definition: Used to stand for a word or phrase that is normally part of a proverb or idiom but is not actually uttered.

7. Deign

Definition: Do something that one considers to be beneath one’s dignity.

8. Dubious

Definition: Hesitating or doubting.

9. Zeal

Definition: Great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

10. Aura

Definition: The distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place.

 

Go Big by Cory Cotton

1. Niche

Definition: A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.

2.Mediocre

Definition: Of only average quality; not very good.

3. Leveraged

Definition: Use (something) to maximum advantage.

 

Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russel:

1. Kowtow

Definition: To bow with the head on the ground as a sign of great respect.

2. Kumquat

Definition: Small fruit like a miniature orange.

3. Kwun Ym

Definition: Goddess of mercy.

4. Yee Wu

Definition: An instrument with two strings played with a bow like a violin.

 

100 Headlines that Changed the World by James Maloney:

1. Entrepreneurial

Definition: Characterised by the taking of financial risks in the hope of profit; enterprising.

2. Crude

Definition: In a natural or raw state; not yet processed or refined.

3. Eminent

Definition: (Of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere.

4. Corroborated

Definition: Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

5. Caricature

Definition: A picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.

6. Embryo

Definition: An unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development.

7.  Expenditure

Definition: The action of spending funds.

 

How They Got into Harvard by the Staff of the Harvard Crimson:

1. Valedictorian

Definition: (In North America) a student who delivers the valedictory at a graduation ceremony.

 2. Immunology

Definition: The branch of medicine and biology concerned with immunity.

3. Alumnus

Definition: A male former pupil or student of a particular school, college, or university.

4. Extemporary

Definition: Spoken or done without preparation.

5. Pervasive

Definition: (Especially of an unwelcome influence or physical effect) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.

6. Epidemiological

Definition: Science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations.

 

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green:

1. Contort

Definition: To twist or bend out of shape.

2. Diatribe

Definition: A bitter and prolonged verbal attack.

3. Obelisk

Definition: A tall, four-sided pillar that is pointed on top.

4. Dissonant

Definition: Not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds.

5. Indubitably

Definition: Without a doubt.

6. Apathy

Definition: A lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.

7. Dichotomy

Definition: A division into two parts.

8. Indelible

Definition: Cannot be removed, washed away or erased.

 

Short by Kevin Crossley- Holland

1. Foal

Definition: A young horse or related animal.

2. Poon

Definition: A simple or foolish person.

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:

1. Entrails

Definition:  A person’s or animal’s intestines or internal organs, especially when removed or exposed.

2. Supple

Definition: Bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible.

3. Forage

Definition: (Of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions.

4. Deterrent

Definition:  A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.

5. Rabid

Definition:  Having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something.

6. Ration

Definition: A fixed amount of a commodity officially allowed to each person during a time of shortage, as in wartime.

7. Sentimental

Definition: Of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

 

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick:

1. Decrepit

Definition: Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.

2. Sole

Definition:  The undersurface of a tool or implement such as a plane or the head of a golf club.

3. Apprentice

Definition: A person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages.

4. Lull

Definition:  Calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements.

5. Deftly

Definition:  Able to do something quickly and accurately

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner:

1. Bombard

Definition:  Attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles.

2. Cascade

Definition:  A small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope.

3. Devoid

Definition:  Entirely lacking or free from.

4. Dilapidated

Definition: (Of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

5. Gnarled

Definition:  Knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age.a

6. Malicious

Definition: Characterised by malice; intending or intended to do harm.

 

Now by Morris Gleitzman:

1. Trilogy

Definition: A group of three related novels, plays, films, etc.

2. Naive

Definition: (Of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement.

 

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson:

1. Stolid

Definition: Calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.

2. Bulbous

Definition: Fat, round, or bulging.

3. Sullen

Definition: Bad-tempered and sulky.

4. Snub

Definition: Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully.

5. Rapt

Definition: Completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing.

 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan:

1. Incinerate

Definition: Destroy (something, especially waste material) by burning.

2. Kleptomaniac

Definition: The inability to refrain from the urge to steal items and is done for reasons other than personal use or financial gain.

3. Pulverize

Definition: Reduce to fine particles.

4. Douse

Definition:Pour a liquid over; drench.

5. Aeon

Definition: An indefinite and very long period of time.

6. Wispy

Definition:  (Of hair, threads, smoke, etc.) fine; feathery.

7. Elate

Definition:  Make (someone) ecstatically happy.

 

Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan:

1. Asbestos

Definition: A highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics, and is used in brake linings and in fire-resistant and insulating materials.

2. Brethren

Definition:  Archaic plural of brother.

3. Decipher

Definition:  Convert (a text written in code, or a coded signal) into normal language.

4. Eclair

Definition: A long, thin individual cake of choux pastry filled with cream and topped with chocolate icing.

5. Falsetto

Definition:  A method of voice production used by male singers, especially tenors, to sing notes higher than their normal range.

6. Caduceus

Definition: An ancient Greek or Roman herald’s wand, typically one with two serpents twined round it, carried by the messenger god Hermes or Mercury.

 

The Edge by Alan Gibbons

1. Altercation

Definition: A noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.

2. Arson

Definition: The criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.

3. Psychotic

Definition: Relating to, denoting, or suffering from a psychosis.

4. Retaliation

Definition: The action of returning a military attack; counter-attack.

 

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

1. Karachi

Definition: A gray or brown woven shawl worn by Afghan boys and men.

2. Toshak

Definition: A narrow mattress used as a bed or couch.

3. Patshu

Definition: One of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan.

4. Shalwar kameez

Definition: Long, loose shirt and trousers worn by  both men and women.

5. Pakul

Definition: A gray or brown woven shawl worn by  Afghan boys and men.

 

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

1. Fathom

Definition: A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 metres), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water.

2. Furl

Definition: Roll or fold up (something) neatly and securely.

3. Phosphorescence

Definition: Light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat.

4. Gaff

Definition: A stick with a hook or barbed spear, for landing large fish.

5. Benevolent

Definition: Well meaning and kindly.

6. Relic

Definition: An object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest.

7. Carapace

Definition: The hard upper shell of a tortoise, crustacean, or arachnid.

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

1. Overcompensating

Definition: Take excessive measures in attempting to correct or make amends for an error, weakness, or problem.

2. Incredulous

Definition: (Of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.

3. Connotation

Definition: An idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning.

4. Reprimand

Definition: A formal expression of disapproval.

5. Interrogate

Definition: Ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally.

6. Reamed

Definition: Widen (a hole) with a special tool.

7. Grotesque

Definition: Comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.

 

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

1. Pauper

Definition: A very poor person.

2. Haughty

Definition: Arrogantly superior and disdainful.

3. Destitute

Definition: Extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself.

4. Impertinence

Definition: Lack of respect; rudeness.

5. Diminutive

Definition: Extremely or unusually small.

6. Countenance

Definition: A person’s face or facial expression.

7. Inseparable

Definition: Unable to be separated or treated separately.

 

Double-Dare to be Scared by Robert D. San Souci

1. Trifled

Definition: Treat without seriousness or respect.

2. Belittle

Definition: Dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.

 

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

1. Compatriot

Definition: A fellow citizen or national of a country.

2. Fractious

Definition: (Typically of children) irritable and quarrelsome.

3. Egalitarian

Definition: Believing in or based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

4. Profoundly

Definition: To a profound extent; extremely.

5. Forebear

Definition: An ancestor.

6. Incompetent

Definition: Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully.

7. Cohort

Definition: A group of people with a shared characteristic.

8. Fledgling

Definition: A person or organisation that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped.

9. Drudgery

Definition: Hard menial or dull work.

 

How Starbucks Saved my Life by Michael Gates Gill

1. Manque

Definition: Having failed to become what one might have been.

2. Euphonious

Definition: (Of sound, especially speech) pleasing to the ear.

3. Pompous

Definition: Affectedly grand, solemn, or self-important.

 

Mass Extinction: Examining the Current Crisis by Tricia Andryszewski

1. Biosphere

Definition: The regions of the surface and atmosphere of the earth or another planet occupied by living organisms.

2. Endemic

Definition: (Of a plant or animal) native or restricted to a certain place.

3. Fragmentation

Definition: The process or state of breaking or being broken into fragments.

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

1. Privet

Definition: A shrub of the olive family, with small white heavily scented flowers and poisonous black berries.

2. Belch

Definition: Emit wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth.

3. Expulsion

Definition: The action of forcing someone to leave an organisation.

4. Revere

Definition: Feel deep respect or admiration for (something).

5. Deride

Definition: Express contempt for; ridicule.

6. Petulant

Definition: (Of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.

 

Quizlet Set 1 Results

Quizlet Test 2 Results

Quizlet Test 3 Results

Quizlet Set 4 Results

Goals

Quarter 4 Goals:

Reading Goal:

I will read two science non-fiction books by the end of quarter 4. This will be kept on my reading log.

Specific: Read at least 2 science non-fiction books

Measurable: It will be on my reading log

Attainable: This could be attainable but it may be quite a challenge

Realistic: Reading two science books are realistic because two books aren’t a lot.

Timely: By the end of Quarter 4

Writing Goal:

I will get at least three EE’s in total for writing by the end of quarter 4. My progress will be on powerschool.

Specific: At least three EE’s

Measurable: It will be on powerschool

Attainable: 3 EE’s could be a challenge but I could try and accomplish it

Realistic: Three EE’s are realistic because I have gotten EE’s before

Timely: By the end of Quarter 4

Quarter 3 Goals:

Reading Goal

Goal: I will read  books from at least 3-4 different genres.

Specific: I will read books from 3-4 genre’s including poetry, short story and fiction so that I could branch out and learn new writing concepts.

Measurable: My reading log will show different colours representing all the different genre’s I have read.

Actionable: I will check out books from different genres so that I could read them.

Realistic: I will read books from genres including, autobiography, poetry, short story and some fictional books.

Timely: I will have read at least 3-4 different genre’s before the end of this quarter.

 

Writing Goal

Goal: I will include at least 5 words from my wonder words wall into any summative piece of writing I will do in class.

Specific: I will include at least 5 words from my wonder words wall into any summative piece so that I can have a higher grade in word choice.

Measurable: I will record down the words I have used in my writing so that I could make sure that I have used at least five.

Actionable: I will take simple words and substitute them by finding words on my wonder words wall.

Realistic: I will find words on my word wall which could replace the more simple words.

Timely: I will have seen an improvement in word choice on my summative.

 

 

Reading Goal

Goal: I will read at least 20 or more pages of my book every evening for the rest of the quarter.

Specific: I will read at least 20 pages of my book each night so that I can have more books on my reading log.

Measurable: I will record the number of pages I read every night for the rest of the quarter so I can see if I have completed my goal.

Actionable: I will have to spend at least 25 minutes a night reading 20 pages in my room.

Realistic: I will record the number of pages read so that I can see if I completed 20 pages a night or not.

Timely: I have to read approximately 5 to 6 books by the end of the quarter.

 

Writing Goal

Goal: I will make sure to double check my punctuation every time I revise.

Specific: Every time I revise my writing, I will double check my punctuation to make sure its correct. I will try to get ME instead of AE for my punctuation.

Measurable: I will re-read each paragraph at least 5 times and pay close attention to my punctuation to make sure its correct.

Actionable: I will have to spend at least 20 minutes re-reading the sentences I wrote to make sure the punctuation makes sense and it correct.

Realistic: I will ask myself if the punctuation I have chosen is correct or not.

Timely: I will have to get at least 2 ME’s on punctuation in my future writing before the end of the quarter.

Quarter 2 Work Habits

Goals Presentation

Goals Presentation Quarter 3

Quarter 4 Work Habits

Quater 4 Goals Presentation + Grades

Writing

12-09-14

Mrs. Jones Plan

Mrs. Jones 1st Draft

Mrs. Jones 2nd Draft

Character For Seedfolks Paragraph

Seedfolks Character Summative

Mystery Mania Initial Reading

Summary Paragraph for Scooby Doo

Harold Holt Formative Essay

Bermuda Triangle Summative Essay Draft

Graded Bermuda Triangle Mystery

Graded One Paragraph Summary

Pele Poems and Grade

Pele Journal and Grade

Pele Press Conference and Grade

Pele Nomination Letter and Grade

Pele Success Essay

Romeo and Juliet Visual Representation Grade

Grammar

What I learned about commas.

  • Use commas when separating out phrases that don’t need to be there.
  • Use commas when linking two independent clauses with a conjunction.
  • Use commas when you are addressing someone in particular.
  • Use commas when making a list.
  • Use commas when you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.
  • Use commas after introductory phrases or clauses.
  • Don’t use commas when separating two independent clauses without using a conjunction.
  • Don’t use commas after the conjunction.
  • Don’t use commas when separating and independent and dependent clauses with a conjunction.

What I learned about Punctuating Dialogue.

  • Only words spoken are surrounded by quotation marks.
  • Little tags saying who said what are separated from the quotation marks by commas.
  • Keep punctuation inside quotation marks.
  • An uninterrupted speech needs quotation marks only at the beginning and the end.
  • Start a new paragraph each time the speaker changes.
  • When two people are talking, you don’t have to keep using their names.

Tenses Table

Simple, Complex and Compound Sentences:

  • A simple sentences is also called an independent clause because it contains a subject and a verb. I also expresses complete thought. An example would be, Michael cooked the roast chicken, because Michael is the subject, cooked is the verb and roast chicken is the object.
  • A compound sentence is a sentence made up of two independent clauses joined together using a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions can be easily remember as FAN BOYS. Coordinating conjunctions are words like, For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet and So. An example would be, Michael cooked the roast chicken but the chicken didn’t taste good.
  • A complex sentences are made up of several clauses. One of the clauses is a main clause containing the main information of the sentence. There is also a Subordinate clause which gives extra information but cannot be a sentence on its own.
  • There are many different subordinating conjunctions including words like as, because, if, that, though and unless. If you use any of subordinating conjunctions in a sentence, that means that you have written a complex sentence.
  • The subordinate clause can come at the beginning, end or middle of a sentence. It can also be split in two.
  • If the subordinate comes at the beginning, you have to put a comma after it. If the subordinate clause comes at the end, you don’t need to include a comma.
  • You can make a complex sentence by using:
  1. Start with two adjectives
  2. Start with a ‘ly’ word
  3. Start with a ‘ing’ word
  4. End with a ‘ing’ word
  5. Sandwich technique
  6. Prepositional phrase
  7. Start with a conjunction
  8. End with a conjunction
  9. Include a simile.
  • Compound-Complex sentences have at least two independent clauses and one dependent clause. An example would be: ‘Although I like camping, I haven’t had the time to go lately and I haven’t found anyone to go with.’

Colons:

– Colons appear all over the place: in sentences, lists and salutations.

– Colon’s only come after a complete sentence so that we can expand on it. For example, we can put a colon in the sentence ‘Timmy wants several toys for Christmas: a Playstation 4, a bicycle, a soccer ball and a i-phone 5s. We can’t put it in the sentence ‘The several toys Timmy want are….’

– Another example is ‘Timmy fell down the well three times last week: on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.’ We can’t write ‘Timmy fell down the well on: Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.’

– We can check to see if a colon works if we substitute it with the word namely. For instance, ”Timmy fell down the well three times last week namely Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.’

– Colon’s are also found in the salutation of a letter. A salutation can be written as Dear Mr. Pierce, or Dear Mr. Pierce:

– You don’t have to capitalise the first letter after a colon unless the word is one that would normally be capitalised.

My Brother Sam Is Dead E-Log

My Brother Sam Is Dead

Pages Read: Whole Book

This E-Log will be written about the last part of the book.

 

Retell: Sam and the Rebel troops had come to Redding to start an encampment and stay there for the winter. One evening, Sam ran over to the house where Tim and his Mum were. They started a conversation and missed each other a lot. Suddenly, they heard an noise and cows mooing. Sam and Tim ran out the back door to find that some cattle had been stolen. Cattle was very scare during the American Revolution so people had to steal. Sam ran out and chased after the cattle thief’s. Sadly, there was more cattle thief then Sam and caught him. They brought him back to the encampment and blamed Sam on stealing cattle. Sam was then put into a jail. He went through trials, and one day, they decided to execute him. Tim and his mother were really sad. Tim was with his mother one evening, when he decided to go out and save Sam. He took his dad’s gun and ran out into the snow. Once he reached the encampment, he sprinting to the wall and threw the gun over into the jail area. Then, guards started shooting him and Tim scrabbled home. He knew it was a waste because Sam was moved some place else. Soon, the day of the execution came. Tim’s mother didn’t go so Tim decided to go himself. It was very crowded. First, the minister said a prayer and then hung a soldier. After that, Sam was brought out. He had a sack on his head and was placed in the middle. Three men with muskets aim at him, shot and then killed him.

Relate: I can’t relate to this book, but I remember reading a book similar to this. I forgot the tittle, but I know that it was about a boy and his family. They were very poor and had almost no food. One day, the  boy ran out and stole a cow. He was running home, when some people caught him. He was then killed. This was a similar ending to the story My Brother Sam Is Dead.

Reflect: I was wondering why stealing was so strict to General Putnam? Even though just taking some cattle, doesn’t mean you have to execute people. Now a days, people go to court and jail, but back then, people had to be executed. I feel very bad for the people who were executed but didn’t do anything. Why does the world have to be so bad?

#Selfie

I’m Broegger

I’m 12 and I live in Hong Kong

My skin colour exotically tan like a the soft leather in a car

My Eyes are hazel brown just like the acorns falling of the trees

My hair colour is brown just like the milk chocolate in Willy Wonka’s factory

I have smooth skin just like the outside of my dad’s car

I am like a falcon, zooming through the air