April 21st, 2017
Journal Entry #1: Chapters 2 – 71 (Class work)
- Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):
- Christopher’s reaction to Wellington’s death is different than readers might expect in what way?
- How did the policeman upset Christopher? How did Christopher react?
- How are prime numbers like life?
- How does Christopher feel about metaphors? Why?
- When is a simile a lie?
- Why does Christopher not tell lies?
- How does Christopher react to his mother’s death?
- Why does Christopher leave Mrs. Alexander’s yard?
- Why does Christopher think Mr. Shears killed Wellington?
- What type of school does Christopher attend?
- Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).
(Example) – Christopher became confused and upset when the police officer started asking him too many questions in a row. When I was young, my parents asked me too many questions whenever one of my brothers and I were in trouble. I understand why Christopher just wanted to cover his ears to stop the questions.
- Definitions (from the dictionary): (2 points each)
- stimulus (5)
- white noise (8)
- dementia (13)
- slander (14)
- apocryphal (16)
- aneurysm (27)
- embolism (27)
- red herring (31)
- bloke (37)
- marzipan (41)
# See me for the homework handout if you missed the class.
# Next class, we will have the MAP test.