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Article posted July 28, 2012 at 08:40 PM GMT0 • comment (3) • Reads 209

Now that you've finished the book, rate the story giving it 1 to 5 stars (5 stars being the best). Tell why you gave the book the rating.

Article posted July 28, 2012 at 08:40 PM GMT0 • comment (3) • Reads 209



Article posted July 12, 2012 at 02:10 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 74

"At someone else's' house, you have to follow their rules."



1. When Kristi suggests Catherine take Jason to a dance, Catherine changes the subject. Why doesn't Catherine want to reveal information about Jason?



2. Catherine returns home happy, but her "happiness deflates like a balloon with the smallest tear". What changes her mood?



Article posted July 12, 2012 at 02:10 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 74



Article posted July 12, 2012 at 02:06 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 70

"If you can only choose one, pick carefully"



1. As Catherine waits for her new neighbor to arrive next door, she keeps busy making cards for Jason. Where does she get the inspiration for creating the cards?



2. Why are Kristi and Catherine's view of Ryan different?



3. Catherine makes a choice to watch television with Kristi rather than go to OT. What do you think of her choice? What might be the consequences of her choice?

Article posted July 12, 2012 at 02:06 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 70



Article posted July 5, 2012 at 05:19 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 86

These are some of the "THICK" questions that you asked in chapter 4:



How do you think David will feel when Catherine spends most of her time with the new girl? pg 41



Why did Catherine make cookies? pg 41



Why is Mrs. Moorehouse being a little nicer to Catherine? pg 42/43



Will David ever become friends with David? pg. 42



Why does Jason want Catherine's name in his book? pg. 43



What are the cards for? pg. 43



What words might Catherine make for Jason that they have in common? pg. 46



Why is Catherine nervous talking to Jason? pg. 46



Is Catherine going to keep drawing Jason pictures? pg. 47



How would you communicate without a card (If you were in Jason's situation)? Pg. 47



What does grimaces mean? pg. 43

Article posted July 5, 2012 at 05:19 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 86



Article posted July 3, 2012 at 01:04 AM GMT0 • comment (3) • Reads 68

Why is Cathrine interested in putting so much time into Jason's word cards? Use details from the book to explain your answer.

Article posted July 3, 2012 at 01:04 AM GMT0 • comment (3) • Reads 68



Article posted July 3, 2012 at 01:02 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 55

1. Do you think Jason has a sense of humor? Explain your answer.

Article posted July 3, 2012 at 01:02 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 55



Article posted July 3, 2012 at 12:55 AM GMT0 • comment (7) • Reads 60

1. What are the hopes Cathrine has for the new girl moving in across the street?



2. What qualities do you hope for in a new friend?



3. Why do you think David quotes lines from FROG AND TOAD so often?

Article posted July 3, 2012 at 12:55 AM GMT0 • comment (7) • Reads 60



Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM GMT0 • comment (5) • Reads 48

How would you react if somebody's mom talked to you the way Jason's mom spoke to Catherine. Explain your answer.

Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM GMT0 • comment (5) • Reads 48



Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 50

What does Catherine say her reason is to continue going to the clinic? Use details from the passage to support your answer.

Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 50



Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM GMT0 • comment (4) • Reads 49

What does Catherine tell David the rule is for wanting to leave a situation?



Write your own rule to "allow" you to respectfully leave a situation quickly.

Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM GMT0 • comment (4) • Reads 49



Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM GMT0 • comment (5) • Reads 71

How does Catherine feel when she sees a moving van next door?

Article posted July 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM GMT0 • comment (5) • Reads 71



Article posted July 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 60

We discussed what Autism is, and watched a video of Madison (before and after she developed the disease).

In your own words, describe some of the symptoms of Autism.



Ms. Janet

Article posted July 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 60



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Mrs. Palazini has been a 6th Grade teacher for six years. This is her second year working at GFA Horizons. Welcome to our class blog for RULES, by Cynthia Lord!

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