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November 26, 2012

We are quickly approaching the end of the novel.  Be sure that you are keeping up with the reading schedule and working on your quotation journal.  You want to start thinking about the “why” of this novel.  Why did we read it?  Why is it an important piece of literature?  What did we learn?  What connections do I make between the novel and my experiences/other learning?  These questions will be important to consider for your in-class write at the end of the unit.

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October 25, 2012

We finished up our responses to quotations from The Power of One today.  Remember you should print out a copy of your response as well as post it to your blog.  I want to have the opportunity to give you some more specific feedback on your writing mechanics.

Today I also handed out copies of the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, by Mark Haddon.  I hope you will enjoy this novel as much as I do.  On Monday you will receive a reading schedule and we will begin our pre-reading with some discussion about autism and Aspergers.