Book Talk: Divergent by Veronica Roth Since I began teaching I have dreamed of sharing one of my favorite novels with my students and experiencing that excitement and anticipation that is associated with diving into a new world of characters and places. Unfortunately, I was never able to make that happen because of a lack of time, not having the resources, and plenty of other excuses that I made. All that changed, however, when I stumbled across this amazing organization, First Book. First Book is an organization dedicated to providing books to children in need. If that was not enough, I was beyond excited to learn that my favorite novel Divergent by Veronica Roth was for sale in the First Book Marketplace. My students were hooked from day one! I knew that I wanted to incorporate as many of the events from the beginning of the book, like the aptitude test and Choosing Ceremony, as I could. After going though their results, I made an envelope for each of my students that contained their results.
EFLshorts | Short stories for EFL learners by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor Divergent by Veronica Roth “Let’s go watch Al get tattooed,” I say. Despite the fact that I have left my old faction behind, I don’t want to criticize it yet. At home, my mother and I picked up nearly identical stacks of clothing every six months or so. It’s easy to allocate resources when everyone gets the same thing, but everything is more varied at the Dauntless compound. Every Dauntless gets a certain amount of points to spend per month, and the dress costs one of them. Christina and I race down the narrow path to the tattoo place. Will and Christina flip through books of pictures, elbowing each other when they find a good one. I wander around the room, looking at the artwork on the walls. “It’s a raven,” a voice behind me says. I turn to see Tori standing there. “Well, hello there.” “Tris, actually,” I say. “I do. “Yes, I was.” “Well done.” “Thanks.” “I am not sure that would be wise,” she says quietly. I purse my lips. “Want a tattoo?” The bird sketch holds my attention. “Yes,” I say. “Ow.” “Sorry,” she says.
The Hitchhiker: Reading Comprehension As Andrea turned off the motorway onto the road to Brockbourne, the small village in which she lived, it was four o'clock in the afternoon, but already the sun was falling behind the hills. At this time in December, it would be completely dark by five o'clock. Andrea shivered. The interior of the car was not cold, but the trees bending in the harsh wind and the patches of yesterday's snow still heaped in the fields made her feel chilly inside. It was another ten miles to the cottage where she lived with her husband Michael, and the dim light and wintry weather made her feel a little lonely. She would have liked to listen to the radio, but it had been stolen from her car when it was parked outside her office in London about two weeks ago, and she had not got around to replacing it yet. MDH 1994 -- From a common urban legend
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Lord of the Flies Questions Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer. Why does Golding end Lord of the Flies with the rescue of the boys? Does this ending change the realistic nature of the novel?Check out the scene where we meet all the boys in Chapter One. How do the various introductions of each character set up the story that follows? Are there any big surprises? People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...
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Reading Activities Här hittar ni olika aktiviteter för att utveckla elevernas engelska: Letter Explorer EFLshorts | Short stories for EFL learners by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor Mysteries VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE - Definitions: matching exercises - Drag and drop exercises on Criminals - Crosswords: Crime by Pascal Lapierre , ac-nantes LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark - Bac 2003: Written Comprehension - Barbara Dubois case worksheet (word format) -Suicide Sonata: Written comprehension test for grades 9 and over; adapted from www.mysterynet.com - Roald DAHL : Lamb to the Slaughter (full and abridged versions) - Mysterynet.com: everything about mysteries, famous suspense writers and a new mystery each week for you to solve.... - A web site devoted to short-stories QUIZZES: Mystery Queen: Who was Agatha Christie LINKS FOR TEACHERS OR CURIOUS STUDENTS - Links about mysteries (for younger children) - The roundtable game: A classroom activity: one student is the detective, another the murderer, and the other students play the role of the witnesses - Ideas for getting students to write simple mystery short stories on PIAZZAZ
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