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Friday, January 25 , 2013. The Weirdo: Read, Page 12 – 17 Answer 6-8 #1-9 are answered Discuss Questions 1-9 Read : page 17 - ? Questions 10-12. Weirdo Questions, Book One. Who is Samantha Sanders? 16 years old Main character Thin Self-conscious, does not like her appearance

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friday january 25 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
  • The Weirdo:
    • Read, Page 12 – 17
    • Answer 6-8
      • #1-9 are answered
    • Discuss Questions 1-9
    • Read : page 17 - ?
    • Questions 10-12
weirdo questions book one
Weirdo Questions, Book One
  • Who is Samantha Sanders?
  • 16 years old
  • Main character
  • Thin
  • Self-conscious, does not like her appearance
  • What grisly discovery did Samantha make seven years earlier?
  • Alvin Howell dead
  • Across the street from her house at edge of swamp
  • Why did Sam’s aunt and uncle pay a visit?
  • They are going on vacation: Paris, Athens, Mediterranean cruise, African safari
  • Leaving their dog with Sam
  • Who is Buck?
  • Uncle Jack and Aunt Peaches prize weimaraner
  • Full name: Baron von Buckner
  • What does Buck do after Sam’s aunt and uncle drive off?
  • Chases a black bear into the Powhatan Swamp
weirdo questions book one1
Weirdo Questions, Book One
  • Why doesn’t Sam want to go into the swamp?
  • Reminds her of Alvin Howell
  • Mom told her to never go into the swamp alone
  • Did not enjoy hunting trips with dad into swamp
  • Swamp was eerie: ghostly mist, smell of rotten leaves, scary animal noises
  • Might fall into a peat pit (peat: rotting vegetation)

7. Why does she go into the swamp?

  • Felt responsible for Buck

8. Why does Sam decide against taking the shotgun?

  • Had never shot it
  • Small gauge shotgun would not kill bear (.410 gauge used for small game like rabbits and squirrels)

9. Does Sam like where she lives? Why or why not?

  • No
  • Wanted to live in a big city (“lights and people and things to do”)
  • Wanted modern furniture
weirdo activity
Weirdo Activity
  • Read pages 12-14 – the italicized section about black bears
  • Take Cornell Notes on the section
    • Choose Cornell note sheet:
      • Blank
      • Questions/Main Ideas filled in
  • Quiz on Monday on Black Bears
  • Read pages 12-17
  • Answer #6-8 on a sheet of notebook paper in complete sentences and turn them in to the drawer
  • Study your Cornell Notes
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