Monday, March 29, 2010

Chapters 11 - 14

1. What do you think about Lefty Lewis and his family? Why do they take care of Bud?

2. What do you predict will happen to Bud after he leaves the Sleet's house?

3. Do you think that Herman Calloway is really Bud's father? List the reasons he might be and the reasons he might not be.

Please answer the questions before you respond to other people's comments. We hope you are enjoying the book.

Mrs. Gershon & Mrs. Malec

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

As Bud walks into the the library, he takes a deep breath and thinks about "no other place smells anything like it." He mentions the different things that give the library its special smell. Describe some places on your life that have distinctive smells. How do you feel when you are in those places?

What has Bud learned about families?

How is Bud feeling as he walks alone in the dark? How would you feel if you were in his place? Would you make the journey?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Nice job answering our first post. I hope everyone can get on now ans is more comfortable with blogging.

What are some of the most vivid, interesting, funny or sad descriptions in the book so far? Why do these descriptions stand out?

In chapter 5 Bud and his mother discuss doors opening and closing. How does this metaphor relate to Bud?

How does Bud use his list of rules to help him through difficult situations?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

We hope that you are enjoying the book. Please answer the questions below in complete sentences and respond to two students. We will see you on Wednesday. Please remember to put your name on every post and if you are commenting on another student's post, please put their name.
Mrs. Gershon & Mrs. Malec

Chapters 1 - 3

1. What was your impression of the Amos family, through Bud's description? What impression did they have on him?

2. What was one of Bud's rules? Why do you think he made up these rules?

3. Bud says that his eyes don't cry anymore. Why do you think his eyes don't cry?


Why is the suitcase so important to Bud? If you were Bud, what items would you put in your suitcase? Why?