Sunday, September 18, 2011

Let's Roll!

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Welcome to our class blog 7 Speaks!  For our first entry of the year, in honor of the Book Fair this week (don't forget to visit on Thursday from 1:00-1:30), I'd like you to discuss your identity as a reader, and reading in general, by responding to at least three (3) of the prompts below.  As you compose your first commentary, remember to keep our commenting guidelines in mind.  The purpose of our class blog is to start a discussion, so try to read and respond (at least once) to your peers' posts as well.  Your commentary is due on Friday and should be at least two MEATY paragraphs in length.

Keep in mind that we cannot indent our paragraphs in our commentaries, so make sure to skip a line between paragraphs instead.

Have fun, good luck, let's blog!

  • Do you remember when you first learned to read?  How old were you?  Who taught you?  Describe your earliest reading memory.
  • What was your favorite book, or who was your favorite author, as a child?  Did you ever return to one book again and again?  Do you still enjoy this book/author today as a 7th grader?
  • Who is your favorite literary character?  What do you love about this character/What makes them your favorite?
  • What is the definition of a good book for you?
  • Describe the book you are currently reading.  Include the title and author and tell us about it without giving away any spoilers.  Who would you recommend this book to? (Let's share some titles and get reading!)
  • Have you read The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins?  What are your thoughts on this book being made into a movie?  Do you think the film version will do the book justice?  Why or why not?
  • What other film versions of books have you seen and loved (or hated)?