September 10, 2017- Reading log // The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Topic choice 1- characters
Katniss Everdeen is the main character. She is the older sister of Prim Everdeen (her younger sister). in the book it states that Katniss characteristics are, "tuck my long dark braid into a cap". It also states in the book," striaght hair, olive skin, we even have the same grey eyes ". are Petta Mellark is another main character, he is a baker's son. In the book , page 25, it state that his characteristics are, "medium height, stocky build, ashy blond hair that waves over his forehead. Both Katniss and Petta have to compete in the reaping. The reaping is where you are elected to play in the hunger games. In the hunger games you are imprisoned in a vast outdoor area and over a period of time must fight to death with the other competitors. The last tribute standing wins.
September 23, 2017- Reading log // Who was Alexander Graham Bell? by Bonnie Bader
Topic choice 6: NON-FICTION Texts
He gave himself a middle name, young man who taught deaf people to speak, inventor of the telephone. In the article, Alexander Graham Bell: 5 Facts on the Father of the Telephone from biography. com states, " Around the time of his 11th birthday, he decided to become Alexander Graham Bell instead of just Alexander Bell. Perhaps he was tired of being the third Alexander in the family, sharing this first name with his father and grandfather. Whatever reason for the addition, Bell drew inspiration from one of his father's former students, Alexander Graham, to add "Graham" to the mix." According to the same article, " He started out as an instructor at a boys' boarding school when he was only 16. His father had developed "Visible Speech," a system of phonetic symbols. These symbols showed how to physically make the sounds needed to say any word. Bell was able to use this system with deaf students to help them learn to talk and improve their diction. Bell also had some of his own methods, too. His mother had suffered severe hearing loss after an illness as a child, and Bell had used different ways to communicate with her." He was the inventor of the telephone and invented it in the 1876.
October 16, 2017- Reading Log// Flora and Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo
Topic Choice 1- Characters
The main characters are Flora Belle and Ulysses the Squirrel. Flora is a young girl who likes to read comics. Her favorite comic is " The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!" as stated in page 5. While Ulysses is a squirrel, who at some point end up having powers. The squirrel was able to hold a vacuum cleaner that had sucked him in over his head, as stated in page 20, paragraph 2. Flora changes throughout the story. She goes from a shy, lonely girl to a outgoing girl. The squirrel helped her with her problems. Flora was always stuck with her mother trying to convince her to get into poetry. Her father supported what Flora decided to do but wasn't around all the time, so she was with her mother. She didn't have any friends to hang with until she made a friend squirrel. As funny or ridiculous as this may sound she builds a strong bond with the squirrel. The squirrel is always there when she needs someone even though she can't understand him, she has a way to.