Conditions of Use
The Westing Game
Dear all you Strategic Readers,
I am almost done with The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and it is getting juicy.
It is a book for people with a wide ranged vocab, a deep sense of humor and a rich feeling for mystery.
Thinking strategies are what i use to help me connect, predict*, draw conclusions, visualize, question, infer and wonder.
One of the main strategies I use was Predicting. When i was predicting, it really helped me think. One of my predictions was:"I predict that the tea party will be disaster because there are many enemies of each other invited to the party.". The party did not become a disaster- it was very peaceful. Another prediction I made was:"I predict Theo Theodorakis is the bomber because his brother, Chris, is mentally injured and was insulted because of his condition by Sydelle Pulaski, who was the victim of the first bomb. He was angry, because his brother was hurt, so he bombed her.
I also used Inferring for my series of strategies. I used this strategy to explain the characters. For one of my inferences, I wrote this:"Flora Baumbach is solemn and timid because her daughter passed away and her husband left, with his money.". Another inference I had was:"Turtle likes it when people are in pain because she is the neglected child in the family and she wants her rights back, so when the stock market fell, she was so joyful.".
Connecting was my favorite strategy. I made many connections. One of my connections was:"Turtle is listening to a transistor radio, like Cyn from Fig Pudding wanted one for Christmas.". Another connection was:"Turtle Wexler likes other peoples pain like my sister does." Here is another:"Many People in the story had to move, like my family did this summer."
I used many different strategies when I was thinking while I was reading this book. I think you should give it a try. Go on, pick up a book and start reading!
What are you thinking while you read?
* means Strategy of the Week. You can enter the text of your blog here!
Article posted September 24, 2009 at 08:17 PM •
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