Month: May 2011

Letter to Margaret Peterson Haddix

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I thought for this post we could practice an EQAO writing task as well as get some of our thinking about this series on paper.

I would like you to draft a letter to Margaret Peterson Haddix about her books in The Shadow Children sequence. This should be in a semi-formal or friendly letter format. In the letter you should explain your reasons for writing, what you specifically like about the books and characters as well as questions you might have.

Remember the format:

 1. Salutation 2. Introduction 3. Body of letter (power write these 3 paragraphs) 4. Concluding sentence      5. Closing.

I’m looking forward to your letters.

Gleam and Glow

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After reading the story by Eve Bunting, Gleam and Glow, what is the message the author is trying to tell us in the final pages ? Use examples from the text and your own ideas to support your thinking.
Focus on proper open response format and try to power those ideas with supporting details!
Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting

Book or Movie?????

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Sam and I have been reading the Harry Potter novels lately. We are currently on the Goblet of Fire. After reading the book we then of course watch the movie. Sam has certainly noticed how things are different between the movie and the book (huge differences in The Goblet of Fire). Sometimes things from the book are entirely left out and other times the movie has things in it that the book didn’t mention. This is quite common when someone takes a books ideas and puts them up on the silver screen. I know that I like a good movie, but I’m usually disappointed by the movie. My imagination is better.

My question is What do you think…. Book or movie? Also, have you noticed differences between any? If so explain what.