Monday, October 23, 2006

Reading Reflection #1 for Group 1 (due Thursday, October 26)

Please post your reading reflection if you are a member of Group 1: Amy B, Cole C, Kyle H, Jeff M, Jessica M, Josh P, Tyler S, Brett V. Your comment should explain what you've read in the past three weeks, and what affected you the most out of what you read. What ideas, interesting information, or feelings did your reading give you? Write for at least 5 minutes. Please post your comment by Thursday, October 26, 2006.

7 comments:

kyle said...

well ovet the past three weeks I've read a lot. I read Fight Club which is a very good book if you liked the movie. If you didn't get the movie, you should read the book because it explains it so much. After reading the first part of it, I came out realizing how lucky my life is. In the first part, they talk about guys who have testicular cancar and how there life is. I then thought to myself how lucky I was that I don't have to deal with these things and can enjoy life to the fullest. Then after being diagnosed with insomnia, the narrorrator who's name isn't said, goes to these to help him show his life isn't bad, then he cries and is able to sleep that night. I though wow this guy is an a hole because he gets satisfaction on others suffering.

Cole C said...

In the past three weeks I have read from page 30 to 60 in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. There are two leaders that are in contention for being able to be the only leader, but on of them try’s to kill the other, so he has to run away. It starts out that all of the animals are happy, but you can see that the new leader and the other pigs (the leaders) are starting to make life better for them than the other animals. They start changing some of the laws to benefit them. They make it so they can sleep in the farmhouse, they can sleep in later, and they can eat better food than other animals. Another thing that they do is they start making the other animals work harder. They start realizing that the leader pig is starting to become like what they tried so hard to defeat.
I have also read the first four chapters of Tortilla Curtain. Where a man hit’s an illegal immigrant with his car. It talks about each of their lives, where there background is and how they have gotten to where they are now.

Joshp said...

In the last three weeks of school I have been reading a lot. In English we got a new book we started reading called Tortilla Curtain it is an interesting book. In history we have been reading a lot out of our text book and having many reading quizzes. But over the last three weeks, or since we got our new English book. That’s what I have been reading. The first four or five pages were confusing. A guy got hit by a car. And then the guy who was driving the car Delaney Mossbacher got out of the car to check if he was alright the man was no where to be found. He looked for him and called for him and couldn’t find him. As he kept looking for him he heard moans and it was the man who got hit of the shoulder of the road. But I was confused about the whole accident and my biggest question is why did he go into the middle of the road like that?

Jessica M. said...

These past three weeks have been really busy but I did get to read my SSR book! I also finished it and started on the 8th volume of the story! I really enjoyed the book and there was a lot of interesting facts in it! It is a Fictional book based on historical facts. It was really sad though, because the dad in the story died when they were crossing the Mississippi River, and the family had to go on with out him. I also read a lot of things from my history book in World Civ. class. We are learning about Gandhi and so that was really interesting to learn about why he was loved by so many people and what made him a great leader!

Jeff M said...

Towards the beginning of the book "Tortilla Curtain" it started off a little boring to me, but then i realized what was going on and it started to get a little more interesting. When the Mexican guy first jumped out of the bush into the middle of the road and got hit by the man in the car i was thinking that he might have died. When i started thinking i thought maybe he might have been an illegal immagrant and ran away because he was afraid to be caught by anyone. Then the book started to go through all of the possibilities of what could have happened to the man and when they mentioned there was a cliff to the side of the road i knew right away that the man had fallen down into the canyon. This is when i thought that the book really started to pick up a little because it started describing some of what the man looked like down in the canyon. I also thought that it was interesting when they had the few phrases of spanish mixed in with what the Mexican man was saying to the guy at the top of the cliff. Overall, i think that the book "Tortilla Curtain" will be an okay book once it really gets going.

Amy B said...

In the past three weeks I have been reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. This has affected me in several ways. One of the major themes in this book is overcoming loss. The girl who died, Susie, went to heaven and how is watching over her family. She is having trouble letting them go, yet she finally does. Her family is also having a lot of trouble with the same thing. But eventually they do move on. This has affected me because when someone close to me dies, like my grandpa did a year or so ago, I have trouble letting them go. This book kind of helped me in a way, that people do need to move on from things like this, no matter how hard it is. You can not always dwell on the things that you have lost or the things you do not have anymore. You will get no where in life then.

brett V said...

Over the past three weeks I have read in tortila curtian and in my world Civ. book. Tortilla Curtain has been a good book so far, it's still kind of confusing why the mexian jumped out in front of Delany's car. It made me fell kind of mad at the mexican because he really did that for no reason and it seemed as he did it just to get the twenty dollars from Delany. In my World Civ. book I have had to read sections in the book and fill our a worksheet on the section. The section have been about different leaders in the country and the country's past and history.