February Week 3. Monday, Feb. 9 Tuesday, Feb. 10.

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  • February Week 3
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  • Monday, Feb. 9
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 10
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  • Henrich Harrer was in the group who first summited the Eiger in 1938 A portion of the upper face is called "The White Spider", as snow-filled cracks radiating from an ice-field resemble the legs of a spider. Harrer used this name for the title of his book about his successful climb, Die Weisse Spinne (translated into English as The White Spider: The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger). During the first successful ascent, the four men were caught in an avalanche as they climbed the Spider, but all had enough strength to resist being swept off the face.
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  • Other Cool Facts There is a railway through the mountain with a window out onto the north face The North Face is the steepest rock face of the Alps People called it Eiger which means ogre Its been climbed, skied down, BASEjumped off, slacklined on you name it, its been tried. North Face aka Death Wall.
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  • Dean Potter USA 2008 Free-solos on the face, then BASE jumps from the top using an ultra-light rig he wore during the climb.
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  • QUIZ PART 1 QUIZ DAY
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  • QUIZ PART 2 QUIZ DAY
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  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
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  • The Novel Choices Catcher in the Rye The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Thirteen Reasons Why The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian When I Was a Soldier Catcher in the Rye The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Thirteen Reasons Why The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian When I Was a Soldier About the Books & Groups Three weeks to read must be done by the last Friday in February Books are all bildungsroman stories coming of age stories You will have time in class twice a week for quiet reading the rest is on your own outside of class Three weeks to read must be done by the last Friday in February Books are all bildungsroman stories coming of age stories You will have time in class twice a week for quiet reading the rest is on your own outside of class Quiet reading outside of class is expected as homework. Days of quiet reading during class: Feb. 11 th and 13 th Feb. 17 th and 19 th You will be writing a brief 12-sentence, take-home essay regarding your story, due Monday, March 2 nd. You will engage in three practice FISHBOWL mini discussions: First: Friday, Feb. 13 th Second: Thursday, Feb. 19 th Third: Tuesday, Feb. 24th Quiet reading outside of class is expected as homework. Days of quiet reading during class: Feb. 11 th and 13 th Feb. 17 th and 19 th You will be writing a brief 12-sentence, take-home essay regarding your story, due Monday, March 2 nd. You will engage in three practice FISHBOWL mini discussions: First: Friday, Feb. 13 th Second: Thursday, Feb. 19 th Third: Tuesday, Feb. 24th
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  • J.D. Salinger
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  • Author: J.D. Salinger Topic: The main character, teen Holden Caufield, is struggling with some pretty serious issues is he mentally sane? Youll like this book if you are interested in mental health issues, can deal with a depressed teen character, and can handle language and some other topics such as expulsion, alcohol use, and prostitution.
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  • Mark Twain
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  • Author: Mark Twain Topic: Main character, Huck Finn, struggles to survive a vicious, alcoholic father and an escape down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, all while trying to define himself and how he feels about issues of personal integrity. Youll like this book if historical fiction, boyhood shenanigans, and issues of racial tension interest you, and reading character dialogue in regional dialect would make the story more enjoyable.
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  • Jay Asher
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  • Author: Jay Asher Topic: Hannah Baker, who has committed suicide, sends a box filled with 7 cassette tapes [ 13 stories- people she holds responsible ] and a map. Each person must listen to his/her story then mail the box to the next person, or an extra copy will be made public. Clay Jensen is the narrator, and had a crush on Hannah just prior to her suicide. Youll like this story if you are interested in the social realities of teens in high school, the drama and stresses of it, a look at certain types of people, and issues of guilt, depression, suicide and ones own responsibilities accepting ownership and consequences of your actions
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  • Ellen Forney
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  • Author: Sherman Alexie Topic: The main character, a Native American named Junior, makes a decision to leave the Rez school and attend the white school, a decision which leads to problems all over the place. Youll like this book if the inner struggles of teens and friendship/racial tensions would interest you. Also, this book has pictures/art done by the main character.
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  • Valerie Zenatti
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  • Author: Valerie Venatti Topic: Valerie begins her story as she finishes her exams, breaks up with her boyfriend, and leaves for service with the Israeli army. Nothing has prepared her for the strict routines, grueling marches, poor food, lack of sleep and privacy, or crushing of initiative that she now faces. But this harsh life has excitement, too, such as working in a spy center near Jerusalem and listening in on Jordanian pilots. Offering a glimpse into the life of a typical Israeli teen, even as it lays bare the relentless nature of war Youll like this story if you like true stories about tough, personal challenges, pushing yourself to your limits and memoirs. She moved to Israel with her family when she was 13.
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  • Most groups should be 6-10 people The Adv. of Tom Sawyer is the only title I have enough for 2 groups of 7 One group per hour, per novel NO exceptions! Sign up on the sheets taped to the cupboard doors
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  • TICKET OUT THE DOOR Make a decision on how far everyone should be by the start of class Friday. Expectation: 30 min. of reading at home, each night, as homework this week and next. Write page number on your sign-up sheet next to Fridays date: Number of pages by Friday
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  • MCA and Grammar Day
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  • Complete the pretest, pp. 1-25 72 Questions STAMINA! Taking a reading test is hard work and requires, focus and stamina! Complete the pretest, pp. 1-25 72 Questions STAMINA! Taking a reading test is hard work and requires, focus and stamina!
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  • Sit with your BOOK GROUP in a circle:
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  • 5: Things youd find in your main characters [MC] back pack: 4: Things the main characters friends think about them: 3: Problems you see the MC facing: 2: Pieces of advice youd give the MC: 1: Question for the author youd ask today, if you could: 5: Things youd find in your main characters [MC] back pack: 4: Things the main characters friends think about them: 3: Problems you see the MC facing: 2: Pieces of advice youd give the MC: 1: Question for the author youd ask today, if you could: Top of the card: 1. Group Book Title 2. Name of each group member 3.Answer each question in a bulleted format

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