Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Round Table 5: End of Middle Age, Old Age

Here is our round table discussion for pages 111 - 230! A lot happened, so listen to us talk about our thoughts on all this madness :)


Monday, 29 April 2013

Round Table Discussion #4 - Choosing a Character :)


To start our litspiration challenge #2, we first needed to choose a character. In the end of our discussion, we all settled on Tam Lin. We recorded our discussion, so here it is:


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Round Table 3: The Beginning of Middle Age

111 pages in, we have now recorded our third round table discussion! This time we were discussing the beginning of the middle age section, which was pg. 49-pg. 111. A lot to talk about! Check out the recording :)

Have a wonderfully amazingly awesome day!

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Monday, 22 April 2013

Litspiration Challenge: Setting

About 90 pages into the book, our group created our first Litspiration Challenge!!! This one is all about setting, so we were trying to creatively share our thoughts and supporting details surrounding the setting. We did a map. A 3D map. That we made into a board game. And added cards with details and Info Cards to show direct evidence from the novel. Below are some pictures of the cards that direct the movement of the game pieces, the tiles and Info Cards, and the board game as a whole!!! Enjoy :)

Here are some of the playing cards!

 Here are the tiles that go along with paragraphs from the book!

 And everything!!!

Last but not least, here are two videos of the game being played (we didn't do the whole thing, just 4 or so minutes):

And another video of our game:

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

What we're doing!

Hey guys :)

Just wanted to let you know, that our first group litsperation challenge will be done soon! For this one, we had to come up with a creative way to show the setting so far! We chose to do a board game! It has clue cards! We used google sketch up and the 3D printer, and we will post the final product on here when it is ready :)

Have a good day :)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Thoughts So Far


This is just a quick update to say that all of us are working on/finished a post, "Thoughts So Far". It's an individual post, but if you are reading this blog, than I'm sure you'll be interested in these posts! So check them out. Our blog links are in the thing on the top of the page, but I put them here for your convenience too.



Friday, 12 April 2013

Round Table 2: Youth

Presenting... (drum roll please!)... round table number two!!!
This time, we are discussing the Youth section of the book, which is up to page 49!


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Round Table 1: Author's Choices

Check out this link to listen to our first round table discussion, where we talked about the Nancy Farmer's (author) choices in her book! Sorry about the length! we don't mean to bore you to death. We find them interesting and i hope you will too :)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Welcome to our blog!
We are the amazing Julia, Kellan, Maanasa, Lauren, and Liam!
We are really excited to start this new blog for school. We'll be reading The House of the Scorpion, and  posting awesome assignments on this blog. You should also check out our personal blogs which are linked at the top under our names. Anyways, just keep checking this blog for more awesome posts by us!

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