Mrs. Carter's English Class

Book of the Month

When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead

For the month of November our class will be reading When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. This is a fiction book with a little bit of mystery to it. We will read about Miranda who is battle her way through middle school. She deals with bullies, crazy adults and a mom who dreams of being on the popular game show "$20,000 Pyramid”.

What's the big mystery you ask??

Miranda is receiving letters that tell her of events that will soon happen. These letters give specific details such as times and places of things. Who is sending these letters you ask? We must read to find out.

Your assignment...

After we have read this book, we will be creating book projects. You can choose one of the following. (1) Create you own image of the "Laughing Man". Draw a picture of what you think this character would look like. Write about his life and how you think he became who he is today. (2) Write a review of the book. Type at least 2 pages that summarize the book itself and tell your feelings on it. (3) Read Miranda's favorite book A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle. Write a report about how you think this story influences Miranda's thinking.

This Project is Due December 16, 2013.