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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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