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Call Number: REALISTIC FICTION - FIC Mik
In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed and institutionalized. Sixty years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joys of life.
The #1 Bestseller! Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-year old brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system; or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael's secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources.
The Wednesday Wars
The Wednesday Wars by
In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967 ;68 school year in Long Island, New York. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn't like Holling; he's sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam.
Big 6 - Step 1: Task Definition - What do I need to do?
What am I supposed to do? (Use a complete sentence)
What information do I need in order to do this? (List these in question form.)
Big6 - Step 4: How will I organize my information?
Basic baseball rules
Cuban Revolution (what, when)
Little League World Series (what, where)
Macombs Dam Park (what, where)
"Off the books" (what does this mean)
Official person (what does this refer to?)
BiG 6 - Steps 2 and 3: What resources can I use and where can I find them?
- Begin your research with secondary Sources like books? to first become "experts" on your topic.
- Next, hunt down primary sources.
- It's books, databases, THEN Google!
Big 6 - Step 5: What can I make for this project?
|Learning Target 1: I will be able to create a 2 page ppt slide illustrating four to five concepts from my novel.
||Learning Target 2: I will understand and use a consistent research method for all of my information tasks.
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