Monday, November 23, 2009

"Big Trouble In Little Village"

This story is about a boy named Carlos who is distressed when he finds something bad had happened to his precious bicycle. An annoying old neighbor, Mr. Novak, turns out to be a surprisingly big help . . .

The students response question was: "How do Carlos' thoughts about Mr. Novak change in this story? Provide text evidence to help you prove your answer."

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Hoot and Hollar Hat Dance"

11.05.09 : This is a folk tail about a spider, Anansi, from Ghana. He is a greedy fellow who looses his hair permenantly due to his hoarding of food.

Student Response: What kind of a character is Anansi? Please give text evidence to support your answer.