To Be or not The Royal Bee….

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We have spent a few days now reading and dissecting The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park. We have used TodaysMeet and our use of connections to better understand this book. Now I would like you to apply it to the following question….

What is the main idea of The Royal Bee? Use evidence from the text and your own ideas to support your answer.

Please make sure to use our open response format and justify your answer.

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22 thoughts on “To Be or not The Royal Bee….

    darren said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

    The Royal Bee wants kids and adults to tell the truth at all times. I know this because the child in the book was poor in the start, but when he got in a contest at the end, the king said what would you do if you won the royal bee and since the boy said the truth he won the contest and he got a cow, silk, and 5 gold coins

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

      You haven’t restated the question Darren. Also, what does a persons wealth have to do with telling the truth? I think you need to rethink your evidence.

    Adam said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I think the author’s message is to never judge or be mean to other people by the way they are, even if they are poor. I know this because in the story, Song-Ho was sangmin, which means his family was too poor to allow Song-Ho to go to school. So, he was rejected by the teacher when he asked to go into the school. Since Song-Ho was eager to learn, he would listen in on the lessons. The teacher knew he was listening on his listens, and stopped judging him from who he was, and allowed him to listen in.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Excellent evidence and own ideas. You have really justified your thinking Adam! 🙂

    Chloe said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    The Royal Bee

    I think that the main idea of The Royal Bee is wherever you come from, you can always be a champion. I think that because in the book, Song-Ho came from a very poor family and he wasn’t allowed to go to school because he wasn’t a Sang-Bang child. But then he was able to go to school, he won The Royal Bee contest, and he was able to give him and his mother a better, happier life. He was also given a cow for milk and meat, a necklace of gold coins for food and shelter, and a bundle of silk for clothes and warmth. So that shows that even though Song-Ho came from a poor, poor family, he was still able to be a smart, intelligent boy

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Well said Chloe. I really like the evidence and own ideas you used to support your thinking. 🙂

    bryce said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

    The Royal Bee

    I think the Royal Bee message is you can achieve any thing in your life. I know this because in the text song –ho wanted to go to school so bad and he was listing on master min lessons and he try hard enough and he went to his dream the Royal Bee. And if you work hard in like song ho you can achieve great opportunities in your life and grow up to be any thing you want in school and life

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Good evidence, however, I wish you would’ve provided some examples for your own ideas. This would have helped justify your thinking!

    madison said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

    THE ROYAL BEE

    I think the authors message is that anything can happen to anyone I know this because in the text song-ho got to go to the royal bee and I got to go to a spelling bee once in grade one. Song-ho also wants to give his mother all she and song-ho want.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

      You need to restate the whole of the question…. I think the authors message in The Royal Bee was..etc. Also, you need some evidence to support your thinking as well as own ideas. I don’t feel you have truly justified this answer.

    Sylvia said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

    THE ROYAL BEE

    I think the message and main idea of The Royal Bee is, no matter how hard it can be, always tell the truth. I know this because in the text, at the Royal Bee competion, when Song- Ho gave his winning speech, he decided to tell the truth about how he got into the school in the first place. Later on in life, I believe that song- Ho will become very successful with reading and writing, only because he got the chance to go to school.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Excellent work Sylvia. Next time, try and provide some examples of your own idea to help justify your thinking. This will make your answer all that much stronger!

    Jewel said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    The Royal Bee
    I think the message in the text is saying to never give up on hope, be yourself, tell the truth, an if you put your mind to it, anything is can happen. I know this because in the text Song-ho never gave gave up on learning (learned by listening to the lessons through doors). He was himself, not acting like another person that’s rich. He told the truth about himself for the final question in the Royal Bee by saying things about his home life and why he wants to win the Royal Bee.

    Also, for everything that happened, he put his mind to it, and he proved that he is able to learn and win things, even though he’s a poor child!

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Well written Jewel with good supporting evidence and own ideas. Next time, try to pick one message or main idea.

    Taylor said:
    October 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I think the author’s message of The Royal Bee is a little boy that wants to go to school and learn and never gives up. He wasn’t allowed to learn but he went to school and peak throw the door and listened. He won The Royal Bee and got rich. This proves that if you never give up you could reach your dream.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

      I like your main idea of never giving up, but make sure your evidence and own ideas justify this thinking and explain why.

    Connor said:
    October 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I think the author’s message of The Royal Bee is to be truthful no matter what. I know this because Song – Ho was telling the truth at the Royal Bee. The question was “What does winning the Royal Bee mean to you?” His answer was “Everything for my mother. She works in the fields’ everyday just to put dinner on the table. Even Master Min let a san-bin like me attend his school.” After that silence fell in the building. Plus, because he told the truth so he won and it meant a lot to him. That’s why I think the message is to be truthful.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Connor, you have good evidence, but need some own ideas or thinking that will justify what your answer.

    Daniel said:
    October 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I think the main idea of the of the text is that anybody can succeed in any activity, I know this because in the text it says song ho was a poor peasant boy in korea unable to go to school so as an alterative he listens to the local schools teacher though the door. Later song ho wins the Royal Bee despite the fact he was not allowed in school. So that’s why I think the message of the story was anybody can succeed in anything they want to do.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      You have great evidence Daniel! You just need some of your own ideas to justify your thinking.

    darius said:
    October 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I think the author’s message about The Royal Bee, there’s a kid name song-ho and his mother was really poor and song-ho try to go to school and song-ho was won the royal bee. And the message is you can do anything in your life. Song-ho wants to go to school and he wasn’t allowed. And master min let song-ho to come in learn

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      October 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Darius, you are retelling the events not answering the question asked!

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