A Child Called It By: Jake Durham Mrs. Spitznas
Characters David Dave is a young boy that is verbally and physically abused by his mother. David is the main character of this book.
Cont. Parents Dad- An alcoholic that is on Dave’s side but can’t help too much with Dave’s mother around. Mom- Abusive to Dave and just Dave. Very mean and hateful. Another main character of this book.
Cont. Teachers Mr. Ziegler- David’s fifth grade homeroom teacher who talks with the police about what he has seen. Miss Moss- David’s 5th grade math teacher that spoke with the police and requested a meeting with David’s mom.
Setting • The setting of this book is at David’s house and school.
Vocab Words • Child abuse- To harm a child sexually, physically, or verbally. • Dire- fraught with extreme danger, nearly hopeless. • Defiance- a hostile challenge. • Dispassionate-unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice.
Vocab cont. • Drastic- forceful and extreme and rigorous • Elated- exultantly proud and joyful; in high sprirts • Fazed- caused to show discomposure • Fiend- a cruel and wicked person • Futile- producing no result or effect
About the Author • David James (Dave) Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) • Pelzer was born in San Francisco, California, and was the second of five boys. • His teachers stepped in on March 5, 1973, wherein 12-year-old Pelzer was placed in foster care.
Author Cont. • At age 18 he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979 and served in the Gulf War. • Pelzer married in the 1980's to his first wife, a woman named Patsy with whom he had a son. • Pelzer divorced Patsy and many years later he married his second wife, a woman named Marsha who was his editor.
Plot Elements • Intoduction- David is not abused too bad • Rising Action- David’s mom finds even worse ways to torture David • Climax- David is stabbed with a knife • Falling Action- David starts to get used to his punishments • Resolution- David hates everyone in his house
The Truth About ForeverVocabulary Booklet By: Daliah Legenski The Truth About Forever is written by Sarah Dessen
inevitable Definition: adj., unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped Sentence: The girl in school is inevitable because she is so “out there”.
irrevocable Definition: adj., not to be revoked or recalled; unable to repelled or annulled; unalterable Sentence: Smoking cigarettes can cause irrevocable damage to your body.
ideological Definition: adj., speculative; visionary Sentence: Those boys are ideological with everything to do with school.
amenities Definition: n., an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility Sentence: Parents should teach their kids their amenities.
flippant Definition: adj., disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness Sentence: Bob’s behavior was extremely flippant, so he was sent down to the principal’s office.
dismissively Definition: adj., indicating lack of interest or approbation; scornful; disdainful Sentence: Acting dismissively can get you into big trouble.
implemented Definition: v., to fulfill; perform; carry out Sentence: The priest implemented the baptism of the tiny baby girl.
unfurling Definition: v., to spread or shake out from a furled state, as a sail or flag; unfold Sentence: The nurse was unfurling the blanket for the patient.
incredulous Definition: adj., not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical Sentence: Most people are incredulous about ghosts and aliens.
reverberating Definition: v., to reecho or resound Sentence: The girl’s voice was reverberating in the cave.
Major Characters • Will Treaty • Halt O’Carrick • Horace Altman • Alyss Mainwaring
Minor characters • Morgarath • Erak Starfollwer • Princess Cassandra • Gilan
Pet’s • Tug • Shadow • Kicker
Plot Will is an orphan in Castle Redmont. At age 15, the orphans are expected to either become an apprentice of one of the masters at Redmont Fief or go off to work in the fields. After much stressing and suspicion of his own behalf, Will is chosen to become a Ranger. Rangers are the intelligence force and unofficial "spies" of Araluen. They have mastered the art of unseen and unheard movement, camouflage, knife throwing, knife fighting skills and archery. After being an apprentice for a few days, Will's teacher, a legendary Ranger named Halt, takes Will to see his horse Tug. With Tug, Will trains in the skills needed to pass his assessment at the annual Ranger meeting.
Vocab Clash to not match or go together Taunt To make fun of with scronful words : to tense Solitude being alone: lonely Posture the way one holds one's bodt while sitting or standing Scribe a person who wrote out copies of books before Vacancy a job position not filled : empty Agonized to suffer or make suffer great pain in the body or mind Pastry pies, tarts, or other bake goods made from dough Mentor a teach or coach Companion a friend or someone you spend time with Rejected to refuse to take or use Banquet an elaborate meal feast Condemned to declare guilty Sentry soldiers guarding a group Ancestor someone earlier in your family line Captive caught and held prisoner
Bio • Name at birth: John Anthony FlanaganBorn: 22 May 1944 • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia • Best known as: Author of the Ranger's Apprentice series of Young Adult Books. • A former advertising and television writer, John Flanagan is now known for writing the Ranger's Apprentice fantasy books for young readers. Flanagan grew up in Sydney, Australia, took to writing early, and eventually caught on as an ad agency writer. Later he moved to television and with co-writer Gary Reilly created the sitcom Hey Dad..! The show was a long-running hit on Australian TV, airing over 200 episodes from 1987-94.
Flanagan then turned to writing books. His 2004 medieval fantasy The Ruins of Gorlan introduced the character of Will, a 15-year-old orphan who trains to be a woodcrafty ranger and finds himself fighting to save his kingdom. The book was the first in what is now called the Ranger's Apprentice series; it was followed by The Burning Bridge (2005), The Icebound Land (2005), Oakleaf Bearers (2006; US title, The Battle for Skandia), The Sorcerer in the North (2006), and The Siege of Macindaw (2007). Booklist called the series "high adventure carried out by believable, down-to-earth heroes." • Extra credit: Flanagan has often said that the character of Will was inspired by his own son. He told the New Zealand webzine Pulse in 2005, "I began writing a series of short stories for my 12 year old son Michael, to encourage him to read. The main character, Will, was loosely based on him, which made it more interesting for him"... books in the Ranger's Apprentice series are published first in Australia.
vocabulary By: Luis Castellanos
Eejit • Definition: Irish and Scottish form of idiot. • Sentence: The eejits in the book didn’t do anything unless if told to.
Embryo • Definition: An unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development. • Sentence: Scientists created the first genetically modified human embryo to use for body parts.
Fatigue • Definition: Extreme tiredness • Sentence: After he finished the race he felt fatigue.
Euphoria • Definition: A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness. • Sentence: The first time he experience euphoria was when he was a baby.
Hodgepodge • Definition: A confused mixture. • Sentence: He felt hodgepodge whenever it came to math.
Opium • Definition: A reddish-brown heavy-scented addictive drug prepared from the juice of the opium poppy, used as a narcotic and in medicine as an analgesic. • Sentence: Opium is a type of drug they grew in the book.
Laudanum • Definition: an alcoholic solution containing morphine, prepared from opium and formerly used as a narcotic painkiller. • Sentence: The laudanum killed Maria’s dog.
Embroidered • Definition: Decorate (cloth) by sewing patterns on it with thread • Sentence: She had embroidered blankets for them.
Grovel • Definition: lie or move abjectly on the ground with one's face downward. • Sentence: he was groveling down the hill.
Ravenous • Definition: extremely hungry • Sentence: He felt ravenous after not eating for days.
Divergent Book Project By: Billy Casey
Settings Dauntless headquarters The Pit Dauntless training room Abnegation Town Aptitude testing room
More settings • Janine's Office • Initiative room • Tattoo parlor The pier Erudite headquarters
Plot Element The plot element of this book is that all kids at the age of 16 have to choose a faction and that’s when there adulthood begins.
Vocabulary words Divergent-a person that can have multiple aptitude test results and they can alter simulations Abnegation- to deny to oneself Dauntless- daring, indomitable, brave, courageous Candor- the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression Amity- peaceful harmony Erudite - great knowledge
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