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Really, I don't think this needs much explanation. Enjoy.
Don't you love the eyebrow action?
Monday, December 8, 2014
This isn't so clear cut as it may seem. The ambiguous ending leaves us guessing as to whether the boys have dug themselves back home or if they've fallen into an almost exact replica of home, some kind of alternative universe, maybe.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
*How does the girl’s direct stare make you feel?*How might the effect of this photograph have differed if the photographer had taken a wider shot?*If you had to put this photograph into a category, with would you choose: portrait or documentary or both? Why?
the enormity of the man-made mine, with carved-out hollows and terraces and long, rickety ladders leaning against its steep sides. The packed crowd of miners, shifting their loads of earth, appears to move as one, in a continuous flow, like ants.It is an evocative image.
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Aviary Wonders Inc.
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Monday, July 28, 2014
I'm off for the next couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, it's not the lounging kind of vacation where I crack a new book everyday popping bon bons and sipping cool beverages. I'll be hosting a number of fine folks over the next while which means less reading time.
However, it doesn't mean I'm not bringing a bag of books to try (probably not) get through. Kind of like a security blanket of sorts, I guess.
I'll be back mid-August.
Posted by Tammy Flanders at 6:00 AM
Monday, July 21, 2014
Wonder is about a boy with significant facial abnormalities. He’s going to school for the first time, starting grade 5 and he’s nervous, to say the least. Once school starts, there are a few difficulties that must be sorted through and challenges to be met. Auggie does make friends on his own, learning much about himself and others along the way. Some of the issues Auggie deals with are the same as many middle school kids – making and keeping friends, becoming more independent, issues about popularity, bullying. There are times he wants to quit but doesn't. There are times he’s incredibly happy to be where he is.In a word it’s – wonderful, and fits well with the idea ‘perspective’. Though the book is told by several different people or points of view (Auggie, his sister, her boyfriend, and a couple of his friends), we can start analysing the characters to see what defines or shades their perspectives. I see potential for looking at some of the minor characters who don’t talk to us directly but are important to the storyline, such as the principal, Mr. Tushman, or the mother of one of the boys who gives Auggie a hard time. Who are they? What motivates them? And what is their perspective?