Homework 1st November 2019

Dear Sixth Graders,

This week for your blog entry, we would like for you to write a letter to your teacher to introduce and share a book from which you can learn something. Book reviews can contain just about any type of information related to the text, to the reader, or to the world of books and readers in general. Here are some typical things book reviews include:

  1. An Interesting Lead – Start with some catchy phrase that takes something interesting from the book.
  2. A Brief Summary – What did you learn from this book and why it is good for anyone interested in learning from the topic
  3. The Reviewer’s Favourite Part – Talk about your favourite part and why it’s special
  4. An Evaluation – Say whether you liked the book and which were your favourite parts

Some guidelines for you –

  1. Write approx.. 300-400 words
  2. Include the book’s title, author, publisher, and year of publication

Your Inspiring Sixth Grade English Teachers

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  1. Dear Mrs.Pradhan,
    “We hope you never have to cross such a fence…” It is “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne. First published by David Fickling ,but my book was published in 2014.
    There is a 9 years old boy named Bruno. His father is a soldier.Bruno lived with his parents, a 12 years old sister and maids. After a visit by Adolf Hitler, the leader at that time, Bruno’s father is being promoted to be commandant of the concentration camp. So, their family moved to a house close to the concentration camp.
    Bruno didn’t know anything. He saw there is camp and inside had people wearing striped pajamas, which means prisoner clothes. Bruno met a boy named Shmuel. They become very good friends.
    Next day, he sneaked into the camp. He joined along in the march of prisoners and went into a gas room, then he is never seen again.
    I learned that people should free other if they are innocent. Also, we should have human nature and not allowing genocides. I know that we have to empathy towards others and not to be cool-hearted.
    My favourite part of the book is when Bruno discovered there is a camp and met a boy called Shmuel. That is because it seemed to be grabbing me into the book, and I can imagine the whole picture in my mind. It also made me interested in what is happening next.
    I really like the book and it makes me nervous reading it. I decided not to judge a book by its cover anymore, because I thought the book would be boring before when I read it, but I changed my mind after reading it. As I have mentioned that the characters inside the book always kept inside your mind. Giving you a deep impression. So I definitely will recommend it to others. Hoping others can learn and have fun from the book!

    Your student,
    Jasmine Yeung

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  2. Dear Mrs.Pradhan,
    “We hope you never have to cross such a fence…” It is “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne. First published by David Fickling ,but my book was published in 2014.
    There is a 9 years old boy named Bruno. His father is a soldier.Bruno lived with his parents, a 12 years old sister and maids. After a visit by Adolf Hitler, the leader at that time, Bruno’s father is being promoted to be commandant of the concentration camp. So, their family moved to a house close to the concentration camp.
    Bruno didn’t know anything. He saw there is camp and inside had people wearing striped pajamas, which means prisoner clothes. Bruno met a boy named Shmuel. They become very good friends.
    Next day, he sneaked into the camp. He joined along in the march of prisoners and went into a gas room, then he is never seen again.
    I learned that people should free other if they are innocent. Also, we should have human nature and not allowing genocides. I know that we have to empathy towards others and not to be cool-hearted.
    My favourite part of the book is when Bruno discovered there is a camp and met a boy called Shmuel. That is because it seemed to be grabbing me into the book, and I can imagine the whole picture in my mind. It also made me interested in what is happening next.
    I really like the book and it makes me nervous reading it. I decided not to judge a book by its cover anymore, because I thought the book would be boring before when I read it, but I changed my mind after reading it. As I have mentioned that the characters inside the book always kept inside your mind. Giving you a deep impression. So I definitely will recommend it to others. Hoping others can learn and have fun from the book!

    Your student,
    Jasmine Yeung

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  3. Charlotte’s Web, classic children’s novel by E.B. White, with illustrations by Garth Williams. The widely read tale takes place on a farm and concerns a pig named Wilbur and his devoted friend Charlotte, the spider who manages to save his life by writing about him in her web.

    The story is about an eight-year-old Fern Arable is devastated when she hears that her father is going to kill the runt of his pig’s new litter. Persuading him that the piglet has a right to life and promising to look after it, she saves the animal and names him Wilbur. When Wilbur becomes too large, Fern is forced to sell him to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, whose barn is filled with animals who shun the newcomer. When Wilbur discovers that he will soon be slaughtered for Christmas dinner, he is horribly distraught. He sits in the corner of the barn crying, “I don’t want to die.” Charlotte—the hairy barn spider who lives in the rafters above his sty—decides to help him. With the assistance of a sneaky rat named Templeton and some of the other animals in the barn, she writes a message on her website: “Some Pig.” More strange messages appear in the web, sparking people from miles around to visit these “divine” manifestations and the pig that inspired them. Charlotte accompanies Wilbur to the county fair, where she spins her last note: “Humble.” Wilbur wins a special prize, and his survival is ensured.

    I want to introduce this book because i think this book is interesting,and is good for children to read.

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  4. Dear Miss Kum,

    I am Charlotte Chan, today I am going to introduce my favourite book, it is Smile, and the author is Raina Telgemeier, it’s come from a publisher call “ Scholastic” I like this book because this book always make me laugh and it reminded me to be smile all the time.

    This book’s main character is Raina, which was the author’s name and I think that it was a real thing that happened to her. Some of the front page was writing about Raina accidentally falls down and her two front teeth was gone and her friends and parents can’t find the one of them. Then, her mum drove her back home and called the Dentist that open at night that time, and she can find Dr. Golden which is still in the Dentist. The doctor helps Raina to pull back her teeth. The next day, Raina woke up and she found that her teeth is back and the doctor said,” It’s sort of like a cast. it’ll keep your teeth in place while they heal.” And mum say that she cannot go to school for a while.

    When Raina can go back to school, she felt nervous because most of her classmates wants to know how is her teeth and they kept talking about that. And, her friends keep ask her question about the teeth and Raina ignored them. Then Raina go to see the doctor, and the doctor feel it’s horrible and needed to look at her X-Ray. She´s not wearing dentures at eleven years old. Next, they went to the toy shop, ( Toys”r”us ) then they buy some video games for Raina to help her forgot her teeth… So, the story have more about that, if you are free, you can take a look of this book and somethings it will make you laugh!

    Yours sincerely,
    Charlotte Chan

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  5. Dear Mrs Pradhan,
    “Mummy, would you mind if I ate my supper in the living room so I could read my book?”
    Does this quote seem familiar to you? It’s from “Matilda” by Roald Dahl! This fantastic book was published by Jonathan Cape in the year 1988.
    Matilda is an intelligent four year old who loves to read books. Unlike her mean old parents, Matilda is so smart she could give a speech perfectly and the age of one and a half! She visits the library frequently and read adult books like Charles Dickens! Her father, Mr Wormwood, is a dirty salesperson who tricks customers into buying his “high quality” cars! Fun fact: they’re all full of sawdust. What’s worse is that Mr Wormwood teaches Michael, Matilda’s older brother about tricking people! Mrs Wormwood is and oversized Barbie doll that puts on layers and layers of makeup! She is obese and crazy when it comes to makeup. She’s also a hopeless romantic and is addicted to romance movies. The three of them all dislike Matilda, for some reason.
    Matilda is of course, way ahead of the students in her grade! She even shocks her teacher Miss Honey, who is the niece of the gruesome principal Miss Trunchbull. Trust me, she’s a “miss” for a reason. You don’t want to mess with her though! One time she saw a girl called Amanda wearing pigtails. She stopped Amanda in the hallway and questioned her about her neatly tied pigtails! Miss Trunchbull obviously did not like her pigtails, so she grabbed Amanda by her pigtails and threw her over the playground fence!
    Miss Honey and Matilda become very close to each other, and Matilda even visits Miss Honey’s house! She found out that Miss Trunchbull bullies Miss Honey too! Matilda thinks of a way to stop Miss Trunchbull once and for all… with a power from her eyes.
    Matilda practices levitating small objects from her dresser only with her eyes! Though it is very tiring, Matilda accomplishes the challenge!
    The next day, Miss Trunchbull gets a shock! A “ghost” is writing with the chalk! “I am Magnus (Miss Honey’s father) ,Agatha (Miss Trunchbull’s name), give my Jenny (nickname for Miss Honey) back her house, give my Jenny her wages, give my Jenny the house and get out of there…” Miss Trunchbull faints! That’ s the last time you’ll ever hear of Miss Trunchbull again, I assure you!
    My favorite part is where Miss Trunchbull got what she deserved! It’s hilarious! Bad things do happen to bad people! This fascinating book is heartwarming, and will crack you up! I strongly recommend every bookworm to read it!
    Finally, I will sum up the whole chunk I wrote up there with one quote from the great Roald Dahl himself, “Never grow up, always down!” Happy reading!
    ~Eires 6E29

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  6. Dear Mrs. Poon,

    “I is the one who catch dreams, don’t make a mistake, I is not eating human beans!” The book I want to recommend is ‘The BFG’. This book is very funny and interesting.
    This book is about Sophie was grabbed by BFG. The BFG is going to the orphanage to grab Sophie in the witching hour. The BFG brought Sophie to the giant country. There were 10 giants living there(include the BFG). The other 9 giants were all eating human beans. They are brutal and bloodthirsty. The giants in Giant County are monstrous half-naked brutes. Thick necks crane forward. Strong muscular arm bend at the elbows. They have bulging stomachs with human beans inside. And they are 50 feet tall giants with long legs and hairy mustaches. BFG is different. He was more than 100 years old already. He was kind and friendly. He was so thin, he was a vegetarian that eats snozzcumbers. He wouldn’t eat human beans. He’s a dreamcatcher, he put the dreams into a glass jar, and use a trumpet to blow it to children’s dream. I learned something interesting in this book, giants can be friendly! And I learned giants can be such enormous. It’s good for everyone because it is a mysterious and fantasy story that we learned it seemed grade 5.
    My favorite part of the book is Sophie was grabbed by BFG in the witching hour. Sophie wouldn’t sleep. And there was a sound near and near to Sophie in my mind. It let me kept reading it till BFG appeared. And Sophie never has seen such that enormous giant. And BFG grabbed her to the Giant Country. And it let me kept reading it.
    I like the book very much. And the favorite parts were Sophie, BFG and the queen saved the humans, and BFG brought Sophie to the Giant Country.

    Kitty Au 6A01

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  7. Dear Mrs.Pradhan,
    “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years, all was well” sounds familiar? Some people would know that this is the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (by J.K. Rowling), the last book of the series and the book I am recommending.
    What is a series of books without the beginning, but this book is the best one in my opinion. What you can learn from this book is that things aren’t what they seem and love is a very powerful thing, love is so deep that it leaves no traces or scars. I would suggest people who love adventure or magic novels to check this book out.
    What I am referring to is Lily and Harry’s sacrifice, the protection runs in Harry and the survivors of the battle of Hogwarts while evil cannot touch them. This book is very good because you never know when a close call or an adventure waiting ahead like the seven Potters or the wedding. I really like the part where the golden trio and Griphook break into Gringotts seeing as Hermione tried to pretend to be Bellatrix, but almost got caught or killed (as usual). This book is particularly special mainly because we actually see the trio put the fullest power to use. Though they defeated Voldemort in the end, it’s still sad to see all the people we love sacrificing their lives for the wizarding world.
    I conclusion, I really like this book and would recommend you to read it.

    Lyris Chan 6B(02)

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  8. Dear Miss Sandra,
    I like reading, so I love many different kinds of books very much, but if you ask me for my favorite book, it must be Charlotte’s web!
    Charlotte’s web is about friendship and helping each other out. The book is based on how Charlotte saved Wilbur.
    The main characters are Wilbur and Charlotte. Charlotte is a spider who was a very smart, kind and helpful friend to Wilbur the runt pig. Wilbur is friendly but very afraid of talking to other animals. Fern is a kind little girl who loves animals, who saved Wilbur’s life by telling her father not to kill the runt pig, which was Wilbur when he was small.
    An animal told Wilbur that the Zuckermans were planned to kill Wilbur and turn him into food. Charlotte came up with a plan. Charlotte spun words into her web to describe Wilbur so that the Zuckerman’s thought Wilbur was special and Wilbur was sent to the fair.
    In the end, Charlotte died and she had a lot of babies. three of Charlotte’s spider babies stayed at the farm and made friends with Wilbur, but Wilbur thinks none of them are as good as Charlotte.
    Charlotte would rather sacrifice her own life for her best friend. My name is Charlotte too, I hope I can have a kind heart and smart like Charlotte in the book. It was a very touching story and I hope you can have a chance to read this wonderful book!

    Charlotte Chik 6D(09)

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  9. Dear Ms.Yiu,
    “Look, I didn’t want to be a half blood.” What does that means? Well, in the book, Percy Jackson And The Lightling Thief, it means you are part human part boy. You may ask, “Brandon, you know there’s no such thing as a half blood or like gods, even jesus is a myth (I am not saying he is not true or false, i said he is a LEGEND or a MYTH) !” Yes, i know, but in this book, greek mythology is real. Let’s get into it!
    The main character is a boy named Percy Jackson. At first, he thought he is just a ordinary boy, go school most of the days in a week, a bit of a trouble maker in his school, but nothing really special. But soon, he found out that he is a half blood and wen t to a school only for half bloods, and he eventually made some friends, solve some mysteries and fight evil mythical creatures. I learned that knoledge is power and when you have a teammate, things will be done faster and more efficiently. I think you will ask, “So you why do you choose this book, there is around one hundred and twenty-nine million, eight hundred and sixty-four thousand, eight hundred and eighty BOOKS you can pick in this world!!!!” But i can’t AFFORD ALL the books in the WORLD, even i can, WHERE will i put those one hundred and twenty-nine million, eight hundred and sixty-four thousand, eight hundred and eighty books IN!!! I think this is good for anyone interested in learning from the topic, because this book have many words, I mean A LOT, total of Eighty-seven thousand, two hundred and twenty-three words!! Secondly, this book had many kind of marvelous words, example: depressing, gesturing, counsellor and a lot of great words taht will improve your knowledge and your word choice.
    My favourite part of this book is… Wait, i should explain the general stuff before my favourite part of this book. Zeus (God of the sky in greek mythology) thought the Percy Jackson stole his lightling bolt, so Zeus send troops to catch Percy Jackson and tell him to give back the bolt to him, but the biggest problem is Percy is not the lightling thief! Percy try to escape the troops and find out who’s the real lightling thief. After some time, they wen to hell to save someoen and got attacked, but in the progress, Percy found out the lightling bolt is hiding and the leather handle of his sheild!! Then he know that the person who gave him his sheild is the real lightling thief. After the escaped, they got all the resouces they need to go to the Olympus (Aka: Hall of gods) and explain. But when they are ready to go in, someone called Luke Castellan stopped them, Percy know Luke Castellan is the real lightling thief. Well, this is the part i love the most in this book, they battled and use flying boot to fly and battled, at last Percy control the water and almost drown Luke, so they go to the Olympus.
    I really like this book, because it’s exciting and mythical. This is the Article i wrote for this book and i hope you will like or instrested to read this book when you finished reading this article and peace out 😀

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