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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Caudill Comments 2012

Please post a separate post for each book you have read.

Please include the following in each post:
1. Begin with the title and author
2. A 1-2 sentence original summary of the book (may not be pasted from a review). This is how I know you read the book;
3. A final sentence beginning with one of the following: "I loved..." ; "I learned..." ; or "I wonder..." This way I know how the book affected you personally.

I can't wait to read your reviews!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Free Trial Alert! : Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Information about careers, including outlook, salary, profiles, etc.


See Mrs. McGrath for username and password.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

High School: What are you reading?

What books have you read lately that you've really loved? Write a review here to recommend your favorite book to others! Don't forget to tell us the author and title, and whether you got it in the PSM LRC...

"Beyond Readers" High School Book Club

The Book Club will meet this Friday, March 4 from 3:50 to 4:20 in the LRC. To celebrate Women's History Month (March) and Black History Month (February) our selection is "A Wall of Fire Rising," a short story by Edwidge Danticat. Danticat grew up in Haiti and emigrated to the U.S. in 1981. Danticat's collection entitled Krik? Krak? was published in 1995, and earned Danticat a finalist for the National Book Award at age 26.

Some questions for thought, before we meet:

  • What is "the revolution"? Who is Boukman? (You can look this up.)
  • How do Little Guy's play lines affect his father? what do they  mean to his father? What do they mean to Little Guy at the end of the story?
  • Were you surprised by the ending? What does a balloon usually symbolize? How does Danticat play with the symbol of the balloon?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Middle School: What are you reading?

Mrs. McGrath wants to know! (Now that the Caudills are over, that is.) Share the title and author of the book(s) you currently can't put down, and tell us all a little bit about it. STAY TUNED for the Caudills 2011 winner, and thanks to all of you who voted!