Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -- A-Day

Announcements and Reminders for Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

You may still hand in your figurative language poster today. 
If you have a failing grade for this or last term, please hand in your work today!  

Have a brilliant summer!   
Take the time to read!  
Our A.F. Public Library is sponsoring a reading program that begins June 1.      https://afcity.org/216/Summer-Reading-Program


Targets for Today:

I can compare and contrast two different versions of the same story.  

Today’s  Agenda for Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

Compare and contrast the text with the video.
Watch the rest of The Giver.
Watch part of The Outsiders.

If You Were Absent:
Don't worry!  Just have a great summer!
If you have a failing grade, please get your work to me A.S.A.P.


 Help and Enrichment 

Suggestions for Summer Reading --
From Book 1: Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book one of the New York Timesbestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. 
The truth: Nicholas Flamel's tomb is empty. 
The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives.

   Nicholas Flamel is the greatest Alchemyst to ever live. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries?
    The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed, and in the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. 
    There is one hope. If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. Now they just have to learn to use it.  

“The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle
If you haven't read
 the Harry Potter series,
 or Percy Jackson,
or Magnus Chase,
or the Legend Series,
or Hunger Games,
or Divergent,
or Uglies,
Maze Runner,
Matched (a community a lot like that of The Giver, but with very interesting differences),
the other books related to The Giver:  Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son,
or Arc of a Scythe,
I Am Number Four,
Among the Hidden,
Diary of  a Wimpy Kid,
Everlost Trilogy,
Sammy Keyes series,  (girl detective extraordinaire -- and very funny), 
this could be the time.

Individual Books (some have other related books):
Or how about
Little Women,
or any of Alan Gratz's books (he wrote Refugee),
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander,
The Secret Life of Bees, 
Fever 1793, 
Out of My Mind, 
Al Capone Does My Shirts, 
The Fourth Stall, 
The Hobbit (and The Lord of the Rings series), 
Savvy (three books), 
Walk Two Moons, 
Stand Tall, 
Maniac Magee, 
When You Reach Me.