The Table Where Rich People Sit

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We have spent all week looking at main idea and how to find it within a text. Please respond in proper open response format to the question:
What is the main idea of the book The Table Where Rich People Sit? Use evidence from the text and your own ideas to support your answer.

21 thoughts on “The Table Where Rich People Sit

    Derrick said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think the main idea is that money isn’t always the best payment. I know this because in the text, the family was putting prices on things you can’t buy, and they came up with over 4.5 Million dollars. This shows that maybe seeing the sun set, or seeing dolphins jump is better than money. I think that to me watching a lynx run, hide, jump, or just sit there outside of a zoo, is worth more to me than even $1000.

    Tom said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    In the text The Table Where the Rich People Sit, I think the main idea of the book is nothing is worthless. I think this because in the book it said the girl thought they were poor until her parents said each of them was worth one million dollars and all the animals that they ever saw that weren’t in the zoo were worth 5 thousand each. So in all, the family was rich. This shows that nothing is worthless. I think that if everyone was worth one million dollars then anyone will be able to afford food and a home.

    atmn said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think that the main idea is to not think about all of the negative stuff about you and think about all of the positive stuff about you. I know this because in the text the main character at the beginning of the book feels very negative about her family on the subject of money, then at the end of the book she finally realizes that her family is not poor. This shows that if we want to be happy think about all of the positive stuff about my life and not think about the negative stuff about your life and be sad, it’s your choice! I think that because in another book I read called Sam and the Lucky Money the old poor man did think positive stuff about getting a quarter and that motivated Sam to give him four dollars.

    matt said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    In the book Table Where Rich People Sit the main idea of the book is about doesn’t matter what you have because all you need is love. I know this because everyone needs love.

      npurdon responded:
      November 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      Good Matt, but your are missing evidence from the text!

        matt said:
        November 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

        In the book Table Where Rich People Sit the main idea of the book is about doesn’t madder what you have because all you need is love. I know this because every buddy need’s love because in the text they did not have lots of money

    Malcolm said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I think the main idea of the book, The Table Where Rich People Sit, there’s hope even in the darkest of times. I think this because their family was poor, but their father kept trying to convince them they are rich, so the girl of the family made a list about all the “money” they “had”, and the family cherishings were also worth “money” to the family. They “had” 4 million 60 thousand dollars. So the girl wrote a book called The Table Where Rich People Sit.

    zachery said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I think the main idea in the Table Where Rich People sit is it doesn’t matter if you have lots of money or not because in the text they did not have lots of money because they did not have really good jobs. Also it doesn’t matter what you have you still got something

    Cherise said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    In the text Where The Rich People Sit, I think the main idea in the text is to be thankful for what you got. I know this because in the text the girl ( mountain girl ) she wants to be rich but she knows she can’t but she’s trying to because she told her parents to get good jobs and how she’s judging her self but in the end she realizes she is rich with all the stuff she gots ( a house, family, food. etc ) This shows that mountain gril is actully rich with out her not knowing it. I think that everyone is rich with out them knowing it either, just like the Mountain Girl! 🙂

    Teryn said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I think the main idea of the book The Table Where Rich People Sit is that sometimes you don’t realize how rich you really are. I believe this because in the text it said that mountain girl thought she and her family were poor. But, when her parents named all of the wonderful things she had in life with prices on them, she realized how rich she really was. I think that mountain girl should have realized she actually was rich with all the things her parents listed from the start.

    dawson said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    In the text the table where the rich people sit, I think that the main idea is you don’t have to have nice things and a lot of money to be rich. I know this because in the text they do not have many things or a lot of money. This shows that you can be rich in different ways.

    Gemma said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think the lesson is just because you aren’t rich with money, that doesn’t mean you can’t be rich in other way. I know this because in the text they made a list showing how rich they were and none of the riches were money. The riches were the places they have been to and how much their family is worth to them. This shows that just because you aren’t rich with money, that doesn’t mean you can’t be rich in other ways. I think the girl was confused because she didn’t know the other meanings of rich there were.

    Kadi-Rose said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think the main idea is you don’t need to be rich to be happy. I know this because in the text the girl’s family wasn’t rich but they were still happy because they were rich in other ways like love and happiness. Also, all the things that they experienced in their life like seeing all different types of wild animals, and the beautiful night sky. Not many people from the city can see that kind of stuff…. Especially the people from the city (the wild animal part doesn’t count on behalf of that most people from the city see animals at the zoo). I think that even if you’re not rich with money you can still be rich with love.

    zachery said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I think the main idea in the Table Where Rich People sit is it doesn’t matter if you have lots of money or not. I know this because in the text they did not have lots of money and they did not have really good jobs. Also it doesn’t matter what you have, everyone still has something.

    Rose said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think the main idea is that every one is worth something. I know this because in the text the family was making a list of how much money they have and every important thing to them costs money. I can relate to when my baby brother was born I felt like I didn’t mean anything and that they were all about Jackson.

    Nathan said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I think the main idea of the book The Table Where the Rich People sit, I think that weather you are rich or you are not you should be great full of what you have. I know this because the text it said that if you don’t have what other people that doesn’t mean you are poor because every family is different and every thing is different about people. This shows that when you don’t have bran new things you should think about other people in the world because they don’t have anything and no place to stay. I think that because when I and my dad drive around in his truck we see people in the world that don’t have things we don’t.

    jack said:
    November 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think this book is about people that are rich in tear own way. I know this because in the text it said that they are rich but they are actually pore and way I think they are rich. This shows that ever butte can be rich in there own ways. I can relate to this story like wan I went too my frees home and he dint have all of the things I have.

    allana said:
    November 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    In the text The Table Where Rich People Sit, I think that the main idea in this book is, not everyone is rich but everyone has a family or had a family had something’s and shelter to.

    I know this because in the text it said that a girl was making a story about her family and how there rich to see animals in there habitat and how her brother and her were born near a mountain and waves. That shows that she is trying to say that not everyone is rich and by counting her family and what they do in the wood or what they do for a living. I think that mountain girl is trying to say is not everyone has money but every one has a family or had a family.

    I think that the mountain girl is trying to say is not every one has money but everyone has or had a family.

    Ferguson said:
    November 30, 2010 at 10:17 am

    The main idea in the book, The Table Where Rich People Sit, is about a family having a meeting and talking about all the money they “get” a year. I know this because the family had a home made table that was made from scrap wood and also they were saying that they were rich! Also it sounded like they did not have a lot of money because the kids had clothes that were too small for them and their house was in the middle of nowhere.

    By: Ferguson

      npurdon responded:
      November 30, 2010 at 10:19 am

      Dig a little deeper Ferg!

    billy said:
    December 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Mr. Purdon I know that I don’t know anything about that book but I will still make a prediction. My prediction is that the rich people sit at a expensive table and have a expensive meal…

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