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A Look at the Week of 11/18

  • Monday: "Shot Heard 'Round the World" & April Morning
  • Tuesday: April Morning Day 2
  • Wednesday: April Morning Day 3
  • Thursday: Declaration of Independence
  • Friday: Geography Bee Test
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Lit Circle Sites

Black Duck-Janet Taylor Lisle

http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition/videos#america-goes-dry-with-prohibition

http://www.janettaylorlisle.com/

author website

 

Crossing the Wire-Will Hobbes

http://www.willhobbsauthor.com/books/bk_crossing.html

Read this part and click on the part under the picture where it says:

Learn where Will got

the ideas for this story!

See photos!

Look at the rest of the site.

 

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie-Jordan Sonnenblick

Click on:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/jordan-sonnenblick-video-interview

He talks about all his books. And booktalks on bottom

http://www.jordansonnenblick.com

author site

 

Eva-Peter Dickinson

http://www.peterdickinson.com/Biblio_YA.html

Roll down until you can read about Eva

http://www.peterdickinson.com/Letter-Eva.html

He answers a question about theme

 

Fallen Angels-Walter Dean Myers

http://www.galileo.org/schools/strathmore/english/english_33/index.html

students website done for Fallen Angels.  Check out the bottom of the site

 

The House of the Scorpion-Nancy Farmer

http://www.nancyfarmerwebsite.com/house-of-scorpion.html

Read the author interview

 

The Illustrated Man-Ray Bradbury

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064473/

watch the trailer

http://www.raybradbury.com/at_home_clips.html#

author site short videos

 

Leviathan-Scott Westerfeld

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYiw5vkQFPw

see me to watch

http://scottwesterfeld.com/books/leviathan/

author site

 

Life As We Knew It-Susan Beth Pfeffer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vtXlkHmzGc

see me

http://susanbethpfeffer.blogspot.com

author blog

 

Lord of the Flies-William Golding

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/80468/Lord-of-the-Flies/trailers

1963 movie trailer

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100054/mediaindex

photos from 1990 movie

 

Memory Boy-Will Weaver

Watch both videos about the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, which is by Mt. Ranier

http://www.history.com/videos/windy-ridge-at-mt-saint-helens#windy-ridge-at-mt-saint-helens

http://www.history.com/videos/windy-ridge-at-mt-saint-helens#windy-ridge-at-mt-saint-helens

http://www.willweaverbooks.com/pages/youngadult.htm

author site

 

Notes from the Midnight Driver-Jordan Sonnenblick

Click on:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/jordan-sonnenblick-video-interview

He talks about all his books. And booktalks on bottom

http://www.jordansonnenblick.com

author site

 

Schooled-Gordon Korman

http://www.videosurf.com/video/gordon-korman-swindle-61631673

It gives an interview about his first book.

http://1960scounterculture.wikispaces.com/Elementary+Lesson

a teacher’s lessons about the 60’s-Lots of info and media

 

So B. It-Sarah Weeks

http://www.sarahweeks.com/sweeks-sobit-report.htm

read info, explore site

 

Someone Named Eva-Joan M. Wolf

http://www.joanmwolf.com/Joan_M_Wolf/Home.html

author site has additional history and pictures at bottom of part about book

 

Touching Spirit Bear-Ben Mikaelsen

Click on:

http://www.benmikaelsen.com/about_ben_interview.html

Read the interview.  You can look at the rest of the site.

 

Woods Runner-Gary Paulsen

http://www.scholastic.com/garypaulsen/

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVl6Q1LP1rU

See Mrs. Anderson for Youtube