Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Halloween

R.J. Palacio    R.J. Palacio

  MR. BROWNE'S OCTOBER PRECEPT:  YOUR DEEDS ARE YOUR MONUMENTS.

“...we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the Pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you. That's why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone.”


R.J. Palacio in Wonder as written by Auggie
 
JFB is trying to catch up to the other two schools in where we are in Wonder!    You'll find out that this (above) is Mr. Browne's October precept.  I love the October precept, and I love that you all are writing your own precepts and talking about your family precepts.  Wonder gives us so much to think about!  We will be posting our precepts on our classroom door.
 
KME and SLE are getting ready to hear the next narrator, Via.  What will Via tell us that we don't know?  Will we find out more about Auggie and Auggie's family?  Why do you think R.J. Palacio chooses to tell this story in multiple first person points of view?
 
KME and SLE - don't forget to bring in your precepts!
 
Sorry, KME, for not reading today!  I know that made you MAD! ;-)  Don't worry, I will read tomorrow!
 
I'm looking forward to seeing who enters the Storyworks Character Contest.  Wouldn't it be exciting for Gordon Korman to use your character in a short story?!  Think about how real Auggie seems and the details Palacio used to create him (description, dialogue, actions, reactions of other characters, thoughts/feelings).  Can you create a character who everyone can connect to like that?
 
Parents, we're so glad you're reading along with us!  Tell us your thoughts!  I'm circulating the copies of the books as they come back to me, so if you're waiting for a copy, it'll come your way soon!
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Hi Mrs.Mueller I have a precept for you.''Don't judge a book by it's cover''.


    Your student,
    Brynna Schauer

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    1. That's an important one! Thanks, Brynna!

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  2. that is the best precept ever

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    1. Which one, Sam? Mr. Browne's or Brynna's?

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  3. i love halloween and i love how you have to guess who is under the mask. I wonder if any of them wear masks so you can't see there face?

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    1. When you hear a story like Auggie's, it does make you wonder what other people are thinking. It makes you more aware of people's feelings = EMPATHY! :-)

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  4. i have a connection to this story because i am being something scary that isn't in starwars and its bloody

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