Reading Response- Mockingjay

What would happen if the main character lost his/her family?

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Let’s say Katniss lost either her sister or mother, then she would be very depressed and sad. If her sister Prim dies probably she would not be able to fight back against the Capitol. If she was caught by the Capitol, President Snow would torture her painfully. He would hijack her brain causing mental pain. She might be even worse then when Peeta was rescued from the Capitol. Also, her sister was very, very close to her. She would tell stories to her, play with her and Buttercup. Even worse, Buttercup might be suffering as well which means that more then two people in her family would suffer. If her mom dies, she would still be mourning and crying. Katniss would also experience what her mother experienced when she lost her husband. But in the book, Katniss and her mom don’t seem to have a close relationship.

Nepal Earthquake

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Have you heard on the news? Over 8,126 people have died so far and 18,496 injured because of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake . The country of Nepal was struck by this 8.1 magnitude earthquake leaving many people fleeing the capital, Kathmandu. Right now 1.7 million children are fleeing for there lives with no food, water or what so ever. Imagine yourself fleeing an earthquake without food or water! That would be terrible. You don’t have to donate anything. If you spread the word to all those people out there, you can make a difference. You can maybe organize a fundraiser with your school for those who are dieing in Nepal. If you want to donate you can go to Humanitarian Coalition , Canadian Red Cross and UNHCR (Part of the UN).

As my school’s Changemakers say, “Small change, big difference”

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Reading Response- Catching Fire

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If the main character was a teacher, what subject would he/she teach and why?
Katniss, the main character would probably teach survival skills at EOEC. Why? This is because it seems that she has a lot of experience with surviving. Especially at EOEC, she can teach students how to make fires.. She can make lessons interesting by using her own life experiences. She actually might enjoy it because even though she had rough experience, she probably enjoys being around children, judged by the fact that she would spend time with Prim and take Rue as an ally.

Reading Response- Catching Fire

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Think of 5-7 H.O.T questions for/based on the story.

  1.  Do you think this government and actual country like Panem can form one day?
  2. Does the Hunger Games remind you of any actual events today?
  3. Describe the setting of the arena in one word
  4. Why do you think they chose the Quarter Quell to happen every 25 years? Do you think this symbolizes something?
  5. If you were a tribute in the Hunger Games, would you think you’ll survive? Explain

Reading Response- Catching Fire

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If there were only a antagonist and no protagonist, how would the story change?

The story would change a lot. Panem residents would still be living in brutal and harsh conditions. Without Peeta and Katniss, the main protagonists, there would have never been a rebellion. Without the rebellion, District 12 residents might have suffered the most. Since the beginning of the series, most of the Peacekeepers are laid back mainly because of Katniss. As she and Gale are the only ones who hunt food for District 12. Without Katniss, Peacekeepers would have been more strict. Another things is that District 12 would suffer food shortages without the meat Katniss and Gale provide. Gale might be able to get food but it might not be enough to feed all the residents.

Reading Response- The Hunger Games

Describe a believable or unbelievable moment in your story? Explain. Give 3 connections and three supporting evidence.

When Katniss and Gale sneak out to go and hunt outside of the so called “electrified fences of District 12” is what I call unbelievable. The first reason why this is unbelievable is that, Panem the country they live in, has all these spies and they have cameras watching the citizens each move. Another thing is that, who would want to deal with wild animals?! Another reason is that, in Panem they have these polices called Peacekeepers. What i unbelievable is that you can not just sneak past them with there prying eyes. This reminds me of the times I try to sneak fried stuff that we are having for dinner and never ever got caught. Another thing that reflects with this book is how some North Koreans escaped and went to the south and never got caught just like Gale and Katniss. Another connection is that I play this game on ROBLOX called Prison Life. I always manage to escape using the Sewers.

 

Reading Response- The Valkyries

The Valkyries

1. What time/century do you think this story takes place in? Justify your answer.

I think this book takes place in the 1980’s to 1990’s this is because,  of the objects and the setting. The objects that are used in the story are modern but old. In the text, many of the objects used is what we would not use today. For an example,  if the story took long before the 1980 then there would be no radio. Another thing is that in the book it says that a few years ago, Brazil became free from the military rule. Brazil was free in 1985 which meant that the story took place after that. Paulo, the main character,  is from Brazil.

 

Reading Response-Syren

Name:_______________________________  Date:_____________

 

Syren
A U K L S E A J E B X F H T V
Y D Q B Q N D Z D F G P B W A
A J S R M M L K B H P K A L T
I L L K H Q A R J E N N A U H
O F T W T I R C K R U Y R G E
W T M H I S E S Y F S A P H C
O C N V E T M U L H H U O H A
F T I P A R S M S I O M T T S
F B K Q I Y E I W R Z H E Z T
O S K L Y V N T B R H G H L L
J S O B A X E P H O L E O G E
L J P D F J E E J N D J Z O F
U Z B U D U U S G S W H N P L
L K L E B O Q G O T E F I Y Y
X Y R O F F O E S U O H M D C
SEPTIMUS
JENNA
QUEEN ESMERALDA
NIKKO
SNORRI
HETOP RA
THE CASTLE
ALTHER
HOUSE OF FORYX

Reading Response- My Name is Parvana

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2. How has the character changed from the beginning to the end? Give 5 examples.

Parvana has changed a lot since The Breadwinner. She is now less naive then before. She is very independent. She has new ideas and helps around often. In Breadwinner, she would only listen to other people and she doesn’t even know how to survive without help.  In the book, her mom runs a school for girls. Her mom then gets murdered, she was able to handle all by herself. She also has become less child-like and more mature. She is still jealous of Nooria her older sister, but she is not as jealous as before.  They used to punch and scream, but now they only argue. Parvana also shows more leadership and she is more strategic and street smart. She taught a class and she was able to sneak children to safety before the bombing.