Summer Reading Project 2014

By Hailey Williams B2

I read... The Lions of Little Rock

As my tic tac toe, I did sparkling sentences, figurative language and characterization x-ray.
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This is my summer reading rubric that I used.

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What we need to be successful in the category of figurative language

Locate examples of figurative language. Enter three examples of figurative language with an explanation and a visual example.

Getting started with our figurative langauge

Quotes from the book that showed figurative langauge.

"I mean, I wasn't sick or anything, but I was standing perfectly still, frozen as a popsicle, counting prime numbers in my head." Page 2 simile

"It was as quiet as a graveyard in my room." Simile

"You two sound like a pack of hyenas." Simile

What we need to be successful in the category of sparkling sentences

Activity Guide Line:

3 examples from the text with an explanation

described as brave and full of courage.

Getting started with sparkiling sentences

Page 24 on the left, "If you ask me, it's people's imperfections that give them character - a nose slightly off center or a dimple or one ear slightly higher than the other." I chose this piece from "The Lions of Little Rock" for the following reasons" this piece has a test to self connection because I strongly agree with the character in the story about her opinion about the classification of character. Another reason I picked this sentence was that I connected with the text because my opinion is it is the imperfections and faults that makes the person unique.

Page 128 on the left, "Maybe mother wasn't selfish or uncaring. Maybe she was scared. Maybe she masked it like David did, not with a grin, but with a frown." I chose this piece from "The Lions of Little Rock" for the following reason: I connected with the text because I personally always have that sudden realization of the truth. It is like opening a door in life. Maybe one that you shouldn't have opened , and now you understand what has and will happen. Now suddenly understanding almost everything, but there is still another door to open.

Page 219 on the right, " They were in danger. But they didn't run away. They were brave. They kept going to school even though their parents must have been worried about them. They kept going, because they believed in something. Believed they had a responsibility to make things better. Believed they could make things better, even though they were still just kids. I think I'd like to be like them." I picked this piece from "The Lions of Little Rock for the following reasons: This piece is my favorite out of the 3 Sparkling Sentences. Being African American I can some-what connect to the text because I don't have experience being treated the way The Little Rock nine was treated. I like the way The Little Rock nine and all other Africans and African Americans are

What we need to be successful in the category of characterization x-ray

Activity Guidelines:

Visual representation of character from beginning to end showing changes

Text evidence for each of the four traits in the beginning of the book

Text evidence for each of the four traits in the end of the book

Select 1 character

Getting started with charecterization x-rays

Before: Name : Marlee

Family: Sister in high school, brother in college, unconnected mom and dad

Habits and fears: Afraid of heights, links people to drinks

Others: Is 12 years old and set in 1958, time of segregation, is shy and quiet, has no true friends, youngest in the family, awesome at math, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sleeps with her sister, white with brown eyes, has long brown hair, people think she is shy and stupid and is unexposed to African Americans.

After: Name: Marlee

Family: same

Habits and fears: Not afraid of heights, links people to drinks

Others: Is 12 to 13 years old and set in 1958+, time of segregation, is talkative but quiet, 3 plus friends, youngest, doesn't sleep with sister, people respect her, she respects and likes African Americans

About the Author

My name is Hailey Williams and I am eager to learn. { Witch I bet all of my teachers know this}. I am a slight book worm. { Well I guess I am a big book worm }. I love to talk and talk about topics. I hope you enjoyed my s'more!