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Article posted February 4, 2013 at 02:14 PM GMT-5 • comment (22) • Reads 2028

Several mysteries remain unanswered at this point in the novel.  Read the following mysteries of the book and using what you know about the characters and events from W2M, attempt to come up with possible explanations (at least 2 mysteries).





  • Who is Mrs. Cadaver?


  • Who is the lunatic?


  • Why is someone leaving mysterious messages?


  • Why has Mrs. Winterbottom disappeared?


  • Where is Sal's Mother?


  • Why does Ben live with MaryLou?


Article posted February 4, 2013 at 02:14 PM GMT-5 • comment (22) • Reads 2028



Article posted January 17, 2013 at 02:15 PM GMT-5 • comment (19) • Reads 34

Questions:



1.  Based on your story and any other stories you  may be reading this week- why do people seek the unknown?



2.  How does science help us understand our world?

Article posted January 17, 2013 at 02:15 PM GMT-5 • comment (19) • Reads 34



Article posted December 6, 2012 at 02:46 PM GMT-5 • comment (15) • Reads 42

Can Cirque du Freak's message be summed up by one of the words or phrases below?



One of these words may lead you to understanding the theme of this Darren Shan story. Often, there are many themes.  What theme do you feel fits Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare?  Why? 



 







  • Birth - life after loss, life sustains tragedy







  • Death - death as mystery, death as a new beginning







  • Heroism - false heroism, heroism and conflicting values







  • Escape - escape from family pressures, escaping social constraints







  • Love - love sustains/fades with a challenge







  • Journey - most journeys lead back to home







  • Coming of age - boy becomes a man







  • Patriotism - inner conflicts stemming from patriotism







  • Peace and war - war is tragic, peace is fleeting







  • Hope - hope rebounds







  • Hopelessness - finding hope after tragedy







  • Generation gap - experience versus youthful strength







  • Home - security of a homestead







  • Betrayal - fading bonds of love







  • Power - Lust for power







  • Isolation - the isolation of a soul







  • Judgment - balance between justice and judgement







  • Fortune - a fall from grace and fortune







  • Family - destruction of family







  • Sense of self - finding strength from within







  • Good and evil - the coexistence of good and evil on earth







  • Duty - the ethics of killing for duty







  • Survival - man against nature







  • Conformity - industrialization and the conformity of man







  • Individualism - choosing between security and individualism







  • Deception - appearance versus reality







  • Race relations - learned racism







  • Suffering - suffering as a natural part of human experience







  • Alienation - creating emotional isolation







  • Loss - loss of innocence, loss of individualism







  • Discovery - conquering unknown, discovering strength





Article posted December 6, 2012 at 02:46 PM GMT-5 • comment (15) • Reads 42



Article posted November 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM GMT-5 • comment (9) • Reads 34

Hello Readers!What book do you have to recommend to our class?  Please share the following (but don't give too much away!)





  • Title of the book (capitalize properly, please)


  • Author of the book (check the spelling)


  • A few sentences telling why you enjoyed it and why someone may want to read it.


  • If you know where it can be found?  (library, classroom, you can lend it, or other...)


Article posted November 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM GMT-5 • comment (9) • Reads 34



Article posted November 5, 2012 at 07:30 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 36

Hello Readers,




Don't forget to blog the progress of your most recent reading goal.  How have you been making an effort to improve as a reader?  Also, you may add any other reading thoughts that you have!




:) Ms. Hopkins

Article posted November 5, 2012 at 07:30 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 36



Article posted October 9, 2012 at 08:34 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 35

Freak the Mighty Thoughts & Wonders



Article posted October 9, 2012 at 08:34 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 35



Article posted June 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 32

Post your fun, funny, shocking, thoughtful, mind blowing memories or events of 5th Grade here!

Article posted June 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 32



Article posted June 4, 2012 at 11:22 AM GMT-5 • comment (28) • Reads 38

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Article posted June 4, 2012 at 11:22 AM GMT-5 • comment (28) • Reads 38



Article posted May 8, 2012 at 02:04 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 32

Thoughts?

Article posted May 8, 2012 at 02:04 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 32



Article posted May 8, 2012 at 02:02 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 43

Thoughts?

Article posted May 8, 2012 at 02:02 PM GMT-5 • comment (3) • Reads 43



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I am a 5th Grade teacher in Jamison, Pa. I love teaching and seeing what's in store for me in 5th grade everyday. Technology is something I try to incorporate into my classroom and I am always open to new ideas on how to use it!

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