Saturday, September 25, 2010

Entry 5

Charlotte's Web Themes/ Theories:

While reading Charlotte's Web i came across many themes and theories I had while reading.Some themes that I had were Friendship, Life/Death, Trust, Affection, Pain/Pleasure, Adventure/Miracle, Growing Up/Changing, Family/Friends, Passion and The Passing of Time. Each one of these themes are connected to either the character or something that happens around the main character/or side characters. I love the themes in this book it makes the book more deeply involved with its delicacy themes and issues.
                  This book shows Friendship because of the strong connection that Wilbur and Charlotte shares. And the connection that Fern and the animals have.You can tell that Wilbur and Charlotte has a good, strong friendship because Charlotte spends her time making a web just to save Wilbur's life. Even though its not necessary for to do it, she does it any ways.Another friendship connection is the one that Fern shares with the animals. I mean like even though she cant talk to them and no one else believes that she can talk to animals she comes to her uncles far almost every day just to sit there and listen to them. I think she feels some sort of comfort when shes around the animals, maybe that's why shes always around them.
       Another theme I saw in the book was Life/Death. I think this theme is the main theme of the book, because if Ferns father wasn't trying to kill Wilbur because of his size this story really wouldn't of happened. Wilbur's life becomes in danger twice in his life, first when Ferns father wanted to kill him but he survived because of Fern, and another time when the farmer wanted to kill him for food (which Wilbur wouldn't have known about if someone didn't tell him).And Charlotte tries her hardest to help him,and she succeeds but ends up dieing at the end of old age, but gives birth to 514 baby spiders.There's a lot to having life and the pain it gives people when death comes around, and i feel like Charlotte's death will not be forgotten EVER.I also came up with some theories while reading. Some of my theories are that i think that Charlotte replaces fern now. One reason I think this is that ever since Wilbur has left home and started living at Ferns uncle's farm he felt like he had no one. But when he met Charlotte this friendship started to build slowly and strongly improved. I feel like Wilbur depends on Charlotte with his life and soul, which is kind of true.
    Another theory i have is that i think that Avery is trying to find a pet like Wilbur. I think that hes trying to see how Fern feels about Wilbur by having a pet of his own to get the same feeling. I think hes trying to do this when he tried to have a frog as a pet but it seems like that didn't work out well for him. Another reason is because he tried to catch Charlotte and make her his pet. But it doesn't seem like Avery is the type of person to have a pet all he really wants is attention.
       On page 40-41 of the book i think the author is trying to give us a moral. I think this because at first Wilbur judged Charlotte on how she lived because her really didn't know her well and didn't understand that's the only way she can live is by doing what she does. But when he gets to know her better his judgement on Charlotte changes. I think the author is trying to tells us that we shouldn't judge people by the things they do before u get to know the person really well.And i agree with the author on this moral because we do it all the time in life and sometime this causes big issues.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Entry four

Student Blogging

    Well i think student blogging is a good way for everyone to see eacher others thoughts and comments onthings. I aslo think that student blogging gives students the chance get ideas from other students work. Like for me i love to hear what other have to say on a topic. We may end up thinking the same exact thing or thinking differently and u get to see and understand why they felt that way. Also i think that when a student comments on another students blogg to give them some advice or complement the writter on thier hard work. This really gives some students pride and make them feel that thier writting means something to others and not only them                                    
                                            Get Hard At Work Blogging!!!!!!
    Also it makes the student want to work harder on their work if they see that the length of someone elses writting is loger, or their writting has more details, or deeper thinking. I like when people comment on my work. It helps me see what i am doing well on so far and the things i might need to fix or change about my writting.I think student blogging lets the students help each other on their work. Sometimes when students help other students with thier work it helps them a bit more then when a teacher helps( no offense to teacher you are doing your jobs great but, some kids change more when a friend/classmate helps them improve their work).                                                                                        

Entry three

Charlotte's Webb Appreciation's 

    Well this book has alot of things to appreciate. I really appreciated all the mini photos given in the book.It helps me visulize the scenery or a person or how an object looks. I also appreciate the very detailed descriptions. Like when i am reading and the author descripes something like an item, how something smells, the scenery of when the author compares the characters feelings to something.
      For example in chapter 3 the authour describes the barn by saying'' THE barn was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay and it smelled of manure. It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows. It often had a sort of peaceful smell – as though nothing bad could happened ever again in the world. It smelled of grain and of harness dressing and of axle grease and of rubber boots and of new rope. And whenever the cat was given a fish-head to eat, the barn would smell of fish. But mostly it smelled of hay, for there was always hay in the great loft up overhead. And there was always hay being pitched down to the cows and the horses and the sheep. The barn was pleasantly warm in winter when the animals spent most of their time indoors, and it was pleasantly cool in summer when the big doors stood wide open to the breeze. The barn had stalls on the main floor for the work horses, tie-ups on the main floor for the cows, a sheepfold down below for the sheep, a pigpen down below for Wilbur, and it was full of all sorts of things that u find in barns: lad-ders, grindstones, pitch forks, monkey wrenches, scythes, lawn mowers, snow shovels, axe handles, milk pails, water bucket, empty grain sacks, and rusty rat traps. It was the kind of barn that swallows like to build their nests in. It was the kind of barn that children like to play in.''
       I love the way the author goes into deep detail like that and really describes how the barn looks, where things may be, the kind of mood the barn gives off, the smell, how the barn changes over the seasons.This things really help me see the barn threw my charcters eyes, smell what thet smell get the mood that they feel at the moment.Details like this also helped me understand the charcaters feeling,when the author describes them and their actions it helped me with their charcater traits and why they do certian things. I am always finding a new theme in charlottes wed the more i read and i appericate that. It helps me see that theres more to the book than what meets the eyes.Each theme makes me see that this book is more than just a kids book.
     One last thing that i appreciate about the book is all the connections i can make either to myself, a frind i know, or a text to world observation.It helps me think about the book more deeply. There are alot of things i appreciate about charlottes web, and i think without them this book wouldnt be as intresting as they are now.   E.B White......

Entry Two

Charlotte's Web Annotations
       I noticed that in the beginning of the book Fern thought that the pig aka Wilbur should be able to live. Because she thought why take away a life of an animal because of its size. Its like taking away the life of a baby because its head os too big or it has an extra toe or something. But on page 12 when Fern's father wanted to sell Wilbur i would of thought that Fern would put up a fight about it.
     Beacuse seeing as she feed him, grew him up, and basically treated him like her own child( as an equal to any other human being) that she would feel a way about her father wanting to sell him. But at least Wilbur is being sold to one of her family members near by so atleast she would be able to visit him offen. I think of Wilbur as part of thier family like a pet dog or cat. It really makes me wonder why she would let him go? How does she really feel about Wilbur going away? would she feel like shes losing a friend or losing a family member? If it was me it would feel like losing a family member because if I had did all the things Fern did for Wilbur then I would be really hurt.. badly.
    I would be sad and mad, I would be mad that i would have to give him away. So mad that i might even argueabout it. And i would be sad to give him away after i cared for him as my own. It would be like a mother who had to give up her baby at birth. The pain, the hurt, would haunt her for her life.I also wonder what went threw her mind at that moment? Was she thinking about something else and dats why she did'nt really make a fuss about Wilbur? This part of the book made me think really hard and deeply about Wilbur's and Ferns relationship and how much she loves him.

Entry one

Question: whats the point of re reading?
          Well to me the point of re reading a book gives people the chance to enjoy the feelin the had when the first read the book. I dont really like re readin a book because I already know whats going to happen, so to me it kinda kills the joy of rerading the book.Another point of re reading a book is to get a better understanding of the text. For example when you are reading a complicated book you might not have understood the text. So its good for you to go back and re read the text again to understand what the text ment( and maybe even read between the lines).
       I read the book Tough Times Never Last But Tought People Do and its not an easy book to read.Its an adult book based on life long problems, which the author helps u through by giving you tips. I had to read the book atleast 2-3 times just so I can fully understand the text and the book over all.Two movies that i have watched more than once is Ruch Hour 1,2&3(theses are three different movies). I watched this movie like 50 times!! I loveee it because it so funny and always make me laugh, even when im in a bad mood. Its my get away movie i watch it for laughter and to exscape some of  my problems.
       I also  re read the book,What My Mother Doesnt Know I love this book. Its funny,something i can connect with, it brings reakity that i can understand(since im a teenage girl too I can connect with how the character may feel, what she might be thinking when shes making a dicsion. When boys wouldn't understand them deeper meaning of the book and how and y the girl reacts or say thing. Well thats my opinon I dont know about all of you lol. I re read The Hunger Games a few times because i just love the adventure it had, the drama it held and the way it always had u wondering what was going to happen next.
       I think that these are all the reasons that you should re read a book or even re watch a movie.