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What was the best part of the book?
Did they find the treasure? What was it? What will they do with it (if they were successful)?
Are there sequels or other books in the series? Do you want to read them, why or why not?
If you could write a book in this series, what would you call it? What would it be about?
I think Treasure Hunters sounds really cool. What is the tone of the book- is it serious or humorous?
So their parents are gone? Never coming back? WOW. What are the responsibilities of the different kids? Is it hard living on a boat?
Do the kids continue treasure hunting like their parents? What are they looking for? Is there anybody else out there looking for the treasure. Many times, once someone finds something others coming looking too.
What other dangers do the kids face?
James Patterson writes adult mystery books, how do you think he is an author? Enjoy!
I didn't expect this to be a time travel story. How did they go back in time?
What was it like in 1935? Who did they see there and what did they do?
How are they going to travel back? Do they have to do something special while they're there?
Did you learn anything more about Grandma and her miraculous recovery?
I didn't a lot of enthusiasm for that book. But it's OK, that happens. We all have to abandon a book if it gets boring, why waste time reading books that aren't good? There are thousands of good books to read!
So what is Magic Half about? Tell me a little about the setting, characters and plot.
Looking forward to talking about your new book,
WOW! You used a Star Wars reference! That is cool. I like it.
What kinds of cool stuff do the poets do? Rabbit out of a hat? Disappear? Saw a lady in half? What do the poets contribute to the story?
What happened in the story? Did you learn anymore about the baby?
Has Lily's grandpa changed his mind about Jack yet? Why or why not?
In that movie there are different holiday lands so the king of Halloween goes to Christmas and kidnaps Santa. Hi jinx ensue. You should see it sometime, you would like it.
So what happened next in the story? It seems like it is building to a climax. What would you like to happen next?
Who is in the League of Poets? Frankenstein? Dracula? It sounds cool. Tell me more!
What do you think Always November would be like?
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95 You have done a good job overall this quarter Belle. I want you to stay consistent and use details like you did in the last response. I thought you did a great job on that one. Please be careful with formatting and grammar. I want you guys to work on doing things in a more formal and professional manner when turning things in and I think you have done well with that. Keep pushing yourself to do more than is asked for and feel free to ask questions and even offer your opinions on things.
This story seems to have taken some strange twists. Is Humana Earth? What is Always October? It reminds me of Halloweenland from A Nightmare Before Christmas or something. Have you seen that movie?
What kind of monster did LD turn into? What does he do when he is a monster? How can they turn him back?
What is the League of Poets? It sounds like a superhero group or something.
Where do you think Jake's dad went?
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What has happened next in the story?
Did they ever find out where LD came from? Is there anything special about him?
Have any more of the "transformations" happened? I didn't exactly understand that part. What is being transformed?
What do you think will happen next? Make a prediction.
How is Always October going? Any particularly scary parts so far?
Who is the funniest character in the story? Why?
Has Lily managed to get her grandpa to change his opinion on Jake and his family? How did she do it (or why not)? What would you do if you were in Lily's shoes?
What would you want to know more about if you could ask the author about his book?
Let me know when you finish!
Good description in your response. I appreciate it. As far as paragraphs go, just put a line in between like I do. Breaking up the space helps the reader be able to focus and concentrate a little more on what you are writing about.
Why does Lily's Grandpa hate Jake and his family? Is it fair?
Tell me more about the monster. What's he look like? What does he do?
What do you think it would be like living so close to a graveyard? Would there by any good parts? I think it would be quiet... very quiet.
What has been the best part so far?
Thanks for doing the evaluation and such a good job on the response. I saw you finished The Westing Game, how was it the second time around? What was the difference between reading it the first time and the second?
What is Always October about? What part got you 'hooked' and want to read more?
Tell me about the main characters? What is the setting of the story?
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That is a good book! I read it a few years ago and I remember that Mr. Maxfield used to always use it and his students loved it! Is it your first time reading it?
I liked what you said about character. There are many characters in this book and they are all quite different. Which is the most likable? The least? Explain why.
I think whoever solves the mystery gets a large sum of money. What would you do with it? What do think Turtle or another character might do?
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Great job on the response. I liked that you really explained things. This book sounds good too, I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it.
We have talked about different elements of a story recently. We understand character, setting, conflict and resolution. All these things add up to become part of the plot of the story. The plot events are what happens and include all the great details that make us want to keep reading.
What book are you currently reading?
What has been the best part of the story so far?
Which character do you relate to the most? Why?
If you could change one thing about the book (character, setting, something that happened), what would it be? Explain.
Thank you for taking the time to rewrite your work. And great job in the more recent questions. You did well to see all the different conflicts going on in the book. It's the conflicts that really make a story and keep the reader interested. I bet it would be hard to trust aliens... I'm looking forward to hearing how the conflicts got resolved.
So, the conflict is the heart of a story. Without it, a story would be BORING! The way the conflict is solved is called the “resolution”.
In the book you read last, how was the conflict resolved? Did you enjoy it or do you think the author should have written it differently? How?
Make a prediction for the book you are currently reading. How do you think the main conflict will be resolved?
You MUST answer the questions in complete sentences. Please go back and fix these responses. They should have capitals, correct spelling and punctuation and express a complete thought. Please use details to explain your thinking. Then... work on your new questions on conflict.
The conflict in a story is the problem. There can actually be more than one conflict in a story, but there is a usually a main one. In a series like Harry Potter the main conflict is good vs. evil with Harry battling with Voldemort. But each book contains its own conflict- for example in “The Goblet of Fire” Harry is trying to win the Tri-Wizards cup and in Chamber of Secrets he is trying to save Ginny by defeating a basilisk.
What is the main conflict in your story?
Are there smaller conflicts that the main character must solve? Are there other conflicts that other characters must solve? Explain.
If you could offer advice to the main character on how to solve one of these conflicts, what would it be?