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extra credit assignment twilight journal book report form easy blackline master

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Have you read a novel in the past year that you absolutely love? We will feature it on this website, if you can come up with five journal-type questions on that novel (no spoilers please). Here’s the challenge:

  • give her the name of the author, correctly spelled
  • give the title of the book, correctly capitalized
  • list and number five journaling questions that are original, creative, and fun to answer, but make sure they don’t give away the ending
  • locate the author’s official website and include that in your journal entry/comment

Want an example? Here’s one for Twilight:

Stephenie Meyer

Twilight

  1. Do you think Bella’s obsession with Edward is mental, physical, or spiritual? Explain your answer.
  2. How are Edward’s driving habits related to his personal perspective as an eternal being?
  3. Is the setting in this novel typical of the traditional settings we associate with vampires? Explain how the setting affects the mood in this novel.
  4. Hypothesize about the religious persuasion of the author, Stephenie Meyer. Give examples from the book to prove your hypothesis.
  5. Which vampire character is the most like you? Explain your answer.

 http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/

p.s. Now that I’ve done one on Twilight, you need to either come up with your own five questions, or do a different book! 🙂

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9 responses »

  1. I am choosing another book, however, this is going to be a series, if you don’t mind. ^.^
    I’m choosing the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
    Official website:
    http://www.jkrowling.com/

    JOURNAL QUESTIONS:
    1.) Which of the books out of this series(or which ones you’ve read so far) were the ones you liked most? Your favorite? Explain why.

    2.) Who was your favorite main character, and which one do you think that you are most similar to?

    3.) If you had a choice between which house you were to be in(without help from the sorting hat), which would it be? Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Gryffindor?

    4.) If you could choose any class, such as transfiguration, defense against the dark arts, broomstick training, etc., which one would you choose? Explain.

    5.) After finishing at least some of the other books in the series, who is your LEAST favorite character, and why?

  2. Sharon Creech
    Heartbeat
    1. What methods of writing do you think have gone into Heartbeat, such as personal expiriences of the author?
    2. How do you feel about Annie so far in the book? Why do you think that she runs, and why with Max?
    3. What do you think about the chapter about the “alien baby”? Do you think Annie is scared for the new baby?
    4. Think about how much you have read so far, and predict how the ending of the book will be.
    5. How did the ending of the book campare to your prediction in journal number four? Compare and contrast your other thoughts from the beggining of the book to what you thought would happen.

    And the website for Sharon Creech:
    http://www.sharoncreech.com/index.html

  3. NAME: Rick Riordan
    Book: The Red Pyramid
    1.What culture is this book based in and how will this affect the book? explain?
    2.What do you think is in the mysterious briefcase? why does the kids father not want them to touch it or look in it?
    3.Who is the man the kids dad talks to and what role will he play in the book, is he protagonist or antagonist? explain?
    4.Describe the love hate relationship between carter and sadie
    5.What do you think would happen if carter and sadie gave total control over to the gods inside of them?

    (these questions are not in order of the book)

    http://www.rickriordan.com/my-books/kane-chronicles/books/red-pyramid.aspx

  4. Sarah Dessen
    Some One Like You
    1. How do you think Scarlett feels when she pop’s the question to Hayley? Do you think she ever regrets telling Hayley through out the book? Explain.
    2. Do you think Hayley’s feeling for Scarlet change over time with their adventure together?
    3. Explain how you think Scarletts feelings are when she finds out about Michael and what she’s going to do with herself.
    4. Halley’s relationship with her mother is very strained, but they used to be so close. What has caused them to drift apart? What does Halley do to turn away her mother? What does her mother do that upsets Halley? How can they repair their relationship? Explain.
    5. When Halley and her mom say goodbye to her grandmother in the hospital, Halley says that, “There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you’ve carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.” What is Hayley talking about?

    http://www.sarahdessen.com/

  5. ……Suzanne Collins……
    ……The Hunger Games…….
    1. Do you sense any romantic behavior at the begining of the book with Katniss and Peeta as Katniss tells her story about the bakery? Does that change durasticly during the book? Explain.
    2. Who do you think has the strength and ability to win or even train well for the games? Explain.
    3. Do you think that Katniss has the motives to win the games even if the gamemakers decide to switch things up? Explain.
    4. At what part in the story would you consider the climax. Is there more than one? Explain your answering.
    5. Who do you believe is going to get hurt or benifit from this? Does this change throughout the story, or just stay the same? Explain.
    ………www.suzannecollinsbooks.com……….

    • Awesome! Thanks AnJeLiCa StUdEnT02. This will count as extra credit, since it’s not officially a Hobbit question. I was planning to announce this on Monday, but you’ve jumped the gun–good for you! Great questions, too! I think I’ll use yours as an example to the other students, if you don’t mind!

      • Thanks. i just thought your website was awesome and i would love to explore it, so i found this question and the first thing that came to my mind was The Hunger Games!! I know now that it is monday, that my example was good, anf yay!!!! Exra Credit, just what i need.

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