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Tuesday, September 30

  1. page The Witch of Blackbird Pond edited ... Historical Fiction Background Info. ... cousins are: Merry Mercy and Judith. Rising …
    Historical Fiction
    Background Info.
    cousins are: MerryMercy and Judith.
    Rising Action
    One April Day, in 1687 Kit comes to Connecticut on the Dolphin. The only way she could have afforded she had to sell all personal items. She finds her Uncle Matthew’s house and gets invited into her family’s way of life. Hard times occur as well as good times. Kit meets an old woman named Hannah who is a Quaker. And so her new life, more adventurous then she ever imagined.
    After an epidemic hits Wethersfield, Kit has to help Hannah escape an angry mob. When the town’s people realize that Hannah is gone they (rightfully) blame Kit for Hannah’s disappearance and they blame her for the sickness that had spread during the last few months. Kit is taken to court and is trialed for being a witch. During the trial Nat comes and helps prove Kit’s innocence.
    Falling Action
    asks for Merry’sMercy’s hand in
    After a few months pass, Nat comes back with his own boat and asks Kit to marry him.
    Judith, Merry,Mercy, and Nat
    and actions. Merry’sMercy’s part is
    really read it. Thisit.This book is
    I recommend this to anyone 12 and over.
    -Megan Williams 7thWilliams7th grade
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Saturday, October 19

  1. page Bud, Not Buddy edited Bud, Not Buddy Although, some people may not want to read historical fiction this is a great hist…
    Bud, Not Buddy
    Although, some people may not want to read historical fiction this is a great historical book, and I would recommend anyone to read it. This book has happy moments; it also shows that you can be at a complete stop or jam in your life and get back up and find the courage to find what you need to do. This book has a good meaning, and it is really exciting and interesting to read. It takes you there, like you are in the book. I feel like I'm there watching Bud take this long journey, and it's really amazing so if you need a book that you can just fall into and not come out till the end, Bud Not Buddy is the perfect book for you.
    Alexis Joseph's wiki on "Bud Not Buddy"
    The main character of Bud, Not Buddy is Bud Caldwell. He is the star of the book. The whole book is based on this young boy that lost his mother and is in search of his father. He is an orphan, and he was adopted by the Amos family, but there older son Todd didn’t take an interest in having a new family member. So Todd takes a pencil and shoves it up Bud's nose and he didn’t like that so much, so he responded by punching Todd in the face. Since Todd didn’t like Bud, he put up an act for his mother of him being very hurt, and Mrs. Amos walked in the room to see that her son was beaten up by a boy a few years younger than him. Since Todd was apparently hurt, Bud was sent to live in the shed which was dark and cold. Bud was really upset, and so he woke up early the next morning and snuck into the house. He grabbed his suitcase and saw the big shotgun sitting near the ice box. Before he went to get revenge on Todd, he hid the shotgon and got some water and spilt it on Todd and his bed to make it look like he wet himself. After bud finished that he went to the shed with his suitcase and checked to see if anything was missing. He looked at everything when he finished. He picked up a flyer of a man who he thought was his dad; the name was Herman E. Caldwell, but in the end he finds out that the man who he that was his father is his grandfather. That shocked me more than you can imagine. All in all, this is a great book and I recommend that everyone/ anyone should read this book just like I did.
    {Bud_not_buddy.jpg} Bud Not Buddy has a lot of characters but one secondary characters is Bugs. Bugs is Bud's best friend, and they have known each other for a while because they used to live in the same orphanage together. However, when Bud got adopted by the Amos family, Bugs was left alone in the orphanage, so he then ran away to find bigger and better things. While he was running away, Bud was doing the same thing, but when they both leave they soon run in to each other because Bud finds Bugs, and they stay and leave together. They find this small, little town and hope that they can find a small meal and sleep and hop the train in the morning. As they enter the small town, they get a meal but in return they have to do the dishes after dinner with a few other kids. Deza, which was the girl Bud ends up kissing for the first time, likes Bud but he isn’t sure what he feels about her, and he seems to just be interested in waking up and catching the train to leave and find Hoover Ville, which is where Bud goes to find the man who he thinks is his father but really ends up being his grandfather. Another secondary character is Todd. He is Bud's older brother. For a day, he treats Bud badly, and so bud gets his revenge. Also Mr. and Mrs. Amos are characters in this book because they adopted Bud but the when the son does not like getting hit in the face by Bud, Mrs. Amos takes charge and does something about it. She locks Bud in the shed. While she does that, Mr. Amos takes Bud’s suitcase and hides it under the table. All bud can think about is his suitcase and if anything was stolen from it, so when he wakes up, he gets it and leaves. To sum up, these are all of the characters that have an important part of this book.
    Bud, Not Buddy
    Christopher Paul Curtis
    By: Cheyanne White
    In 1936 during the Great Depression, 10 year old Bud Caldwell lives in an orphanage in Flint, Michigan. He's lived there since his mother died when he was six. Bud hated the orphanage almost as much as he hated going to one foster home to another, day after day. He finally thought that he met a family that was nice and caring, the Amoses, but after awhile they were proven to be abusive. Todd, the Amoses 12 year old son, stuck a pencil up Bud's nose all the way to the R, and accused him of being a bed wetter, which Mrs. Amos hated. After Bud and Todd got in a fight, the Amoses made him sleep in the shed. Bud got out there, and it was full of a child's worst nightmare. Bud escaped the shed and ran away. He decided to try and find his father, Herman E. Calloway. Bud started walking towards Grand Rapids, but on the way he met many obsticles. Finally, he got there and met his father. Herman E. Calloway was in a band called "Herman E. Calloway and the Devastators of the Depression." Everyone in the band thought that Herman was too old to be Buds father. After a while, they realized that Herman was Bud's grandfather. It took them a while to get used to each other, but in the end everyone was happy and Bud, finally had a real family.
    There are many secondary characters in Bud, Not Buddy, but I'm only going to tell you about three of them. First of all, Todd is Bud's foster brother who is 12. He bullies Bud, but he's smart at not getting caught. Next, Mr. Lewis helps Bud find his dad. He is caring, nice, and very sarcastic. Lastly, Bugs is one of Bud's foster friends. He's nice and caring and is also on the lam. Obviously, there are many secondary characters in this story, but I only wanted to tell you about three of them.
    The main character of this story is Bud Caldwell. First of all, Bud is a 10 year old year old orphan. His mom died when he was six, and his dad is somewhere out there. Next, Bud goes on an adventure to try and find his dad. Lastly, he finds his grandfather, but he thinks it's his dad. Obvioulsly, Bud is the main character.
    This story takes place in Flint Michigan, Hooperville and Grand Rapids. This story seems like it takes over a couple months period. It also takes place in the Orphanage, the Amoses, Mr. Lewis' car and house, and in a resturaunt in Grand Rapids.
    This story takes place in 1936, during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a period in time when compainies were going out of business, and many people were left without jobs. It was the largest, toughest economic depression in the 20th century. The Great Depression started in the United States on Black Tuesday. Everyone during this time was poor and jobless. People tried their hardest to get back to work, but the stock market was too bad to handle. Everyone just gave up. But after a while everyone got back on their feet and started working and getting paid again.
    How did Bud find his way to his grandfather?
    How did Bud know where his grandfather was?
    Are there any inportant and interesting events in this story?
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    Made By: Cheyanne White
    Title Bud, Not Buddy
    Author by Christopher Paul Curtis
    Genre Historical- Fiction
    Name by Taylor Howard
    Exposition- The exposition in Bud, Not Buddy, Bud has to leave and go to a foster home with Mr. and Mrs. Amos and there son.
    Rising Action-The rising action in Bud, Not Buddy, is that the Amos son keeps poking Bud and Bud wakes up and hits him.
    Climax- The climax in Bud, Not Buddy, is when Bud gets put into the shed with blood, mosquitoes, and fish heads.
    Falling Action- The falling action in Bud, Not Buddy, is when Bud gets out of the shed and then heads to the library to see if Ms. Hill can let him stay at the library, but then they find out that Ms. Hill is in Chicago, Illinois and that she got married.
    Resolution- The Resolution in Bud, Not Buddy is that Bud and bugs meet and they get on a train and go to a place where they get to eat then the next day they are going to go jump on another train to get to Chicago to see Ms. Hill.
    Background Information
    Bud, Not Buddy is a very good book that I would recommend this book to any young adult. Bud, Not Buddy makes you wonder or think about what is going to happen; there is no wrong in the educated guess that you make. Second, this story is a realistic story; it could happen in real life. What happens in the book could happen to anyone in the world until you get older and can take care of your self. Third, it explains to young adults or children what can or could happen to them, if something happens to their parents or their parents don’t want them anymore. Kids can understand what happens to other kids. The kid or kids can also understand how rough other kids, those kids have it, and understand how well that they have it. The kids that have parents and have it will have good food, a roof over there heads, nice clothing maybe, and a good education. Clearly, Bud, Not Buddy is a good book that I would recommend to any young adult to read.
    In the book Bud, Not Buddy, the setting takes place in the 1936. In the 1930’s The Great Depression took place here in North America and Europe. The Great Depression was an economic slump; it also was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. America's future appeared to shine brightly for most Americans when Herbert Hoover was inaugurated president in 1929. The Hoover term was just months old when the nation sustained the most ruinous business collapse in its history. The optimism so prevalent during the Renaissance years of the 1920's disappeared as the black unemployment rate soared. The Great Depressions was a hard life for people back then. Clearly, the Great Depression was a really bad economic slump.
    The characters in this story are Bud, Bugs, and the Amos’s Family. Bud is the main character in the story. Bud is a very smart young boy. I am not sure what happened to his mother or his father, but somehow he ended up in a Children’s Home. His best friend in the Children’s Home is Bugs. Bugs is also a very smart young boy. I don’t know what happened to his parents either. Bugs is a very caring friend of Bud; Bugs Left his foster home so that he and Bud could go be together on the street to find Ms. Hill in Chicago, Illinois. The Amos Family is the foster family that Bud went to. The Amos family was not a very kind family; they had a gun in every room. Every corner you turned there was a gun in there house. The Amos family kicked bud out of their house and into their shed with blood, mosquitoes, and dead fish heads because Bud hit Mr. and Mrs. Amos’s son when their son was playing around with Bud. Consequently, Bud didn’t like it so he hit the kid, and their son told on him so he got kicked out of the house and into the shed.
    This book is a very good book because any young adult would like to read it. I liked that Bud thinks things out before he does anything. He has a plan for everything he does. He is a very intelligent young man. I didn’t like that it didn’t tell what happened to Bud's parents. What confused me was that Bud left the Amos and then Bugs somehow found out that Bud left the Amos’ and then they went to a place where they didn’t know anyone, but they got fed and got the things that they needed. I didn’t predict right, but I did figure out that the Amos’ weren’t a good family for Bud before it happened. But despite these things, I would recommend this book to any young adult to read.
    Essay Questions;
    1) Did Bud ever find Ms. Hill?
    2) Did Bud ever find his way to his grandfather and where was his grandfather?
    3) Why did Bud’s mother name him Bud instead of Buddy?

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Wednesday, February 1

  1. page The Journal of Rufus Rowe edited ... Joshua Sanchez The setting took place in Bowling Green, Virginia. Rufus lived there for his w…
    Joshua Sanchez
    The setting took place in Bowling Green, Virginia. Rufus lived there for his whole life. But he leaves because of his step father. He is always fighting with him. One day he left and went to Fredericksburg. While he was there he found a place to stay at a huge house. While he was there, he witnessed a battle to take over Fredericksburg. He also found a lot of friends.
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    I only have one main character in my book, but I have many other characters. I am going to focus on Gorge. He is African and a slave. His owners are really nice they let him sleep in the house, and they let him have regular food. He is 18. He is just a little older then Rufus. He is 18. He is vary big for being a slave. a he has very dark skin. The main reason I picked Gorge is he is Rufus’s friend.
    Background information/ Rufus is 16 years old, he left home when he was 16 when he left.
    Rising action/ he went to Fredericksburg and witnessed a battle.
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  2. page The Journal of Rufus Rowe edited ... Falling action/ he left to go home after the war. Resolution / the war ended {civil-war-pic.…
    Falling action/ he left to go home after the war.
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Tuesday, January 17

  1. page A Heart Divided edited Title: A Heart Divided Author: Charie Cherie Bennett Bennet and Monique Ortiz {http://ecx.ima…
    Title: A Heart Divided
    Author: CharieCherie Bennett Bennet and
    Monique Ortiz
    Climax:They start dating and everyone don`t like them anymore
    Falling Action:They have been dating for a long time and people are starting to like them
    ends up dieing because allbeing badly hurt in an accidental shooting at a football game that is part of the drama she gets shot
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    The setting is usually were the story takes place. My book takes place in a high school called Redford High. The school is named after Jackson Redford. He does go to the school, too. When the story takes place at the school, there is a lot of drama. This drama happens over a long period of time. It is like months and months. This takes place inside the school, not on the outside. The other places it occurs is in this restaurant called Jimmy Mack’s. They always go there before a football game. It has been like that for a very long time. Usually only white people go there. Blacks just don’t like to go there. The place is not racist at all. It was at one point but not any more. One other place is Kate Pride’s house. She is always there. Well I would hope so; it is her home.
    Monique Ortiz
    My book The Heart Divided is a really good book. It has a lot of detail in it. I like the little things about it; it just has a lot of detail. I liked that it had drama just like in real life. They have the popular people, the outcasts, and the nerds; they have many types of people. A lot of my predictions were accurate. It was not that hard to figure out at all. I would recommend this book to another person any time. Nothing really confused me on this book. It was really easy to understand. I related to all the drama that happened in the school. That stuff happens in like every school.
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Thursday, May 21

  1. page Beyond the Burning Time edited Beyond Beyond the Burning Time This Time. By: Kathryn Lasky Main character …
    Beyond Beyond the Burning Time
    By: Kathryn Lasky
    Main character
    Brandon Salazar
    book is not one I would recommend.
    It takes way to long to get to
    called beyond the point. That is oneburning bridge. I did not think it was that good of the reasonsa book. I lost complete interest.
    The book
    thought it was also boring. In books I usually like some action. I also did not like how the words did not change, they all stay the same. She barely had exclamation points in her book. You would read for an hour before u got tocould not tell when It was getting scary or mystery it stayed the point. Thesesame like the whole story. So those are some reasons why I did not like the book that well.
    Secondary characters.
    My secondary characters
    are Mary’s Mom and her Brother. In the beginning of the book she goes and visits her brother. Her brother is an Apprentice. He is learning how to live as a man. He is taught by his master. She does not get to see her brother very reasonable I’moften. They only see him when they want to go visit him. It would suck not sure the typebeing visited by your family don’t you think? One big thing in Salem is witchcraft. Her mother is telling Mary not to even talk about witchcraft because if booksthey hear you they will hang you or they will crush you. Some of Mary’s friends talk about witchcraft. So her mother does not want her child to be around that because that could be the last time you speak to your daughter.
    Here are some things I did not
    like but thisabout the book. One thing is I can not one for me. You allbelieve they would kill you even if you accused of saying something or someone tells on you. So you can see back then kids had to watch their tongue and now days kids do what they want when there are different from me so u mayrobbers and killers on the loose. My Mom and Dad do their job by watching us and not letting us alone by ourselves at knight or in the Day time.
    So you can Cleary see why I would not
    like it. Thatto live in Salem in 1692!!!! But even though it is pretty much my criticism so ifnot 1692 always watch your into long boring books check this one out. Alltongue and be aware of strangers and robbers.
    My story takes place
    in all this book wasSalem 1692. It is snowy and The kids had to boringdo chores and run errands for me! there parents. We don’t do that today. Today the streets are full of people who take kids. Salem is a place where you don’t talk about witchcraft at all. If they accuse you might not see your parents again.

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