Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Elijah of Buxton

Dear viewers,
I personally think that this is a great book. I like this book because I has lots of details and to book has words how the people of Buxton says it. I like how the Elijah's mom is scared of toady-frogs and Elijah is scared of snakes. But he is mostly scared of hoop snakes. In the story a escaped slave let a hoop snake loose and the preacher can tell it is mating season.

this is a hoop snake.


Friday, November 16, 2012

The Black pearl

Dear viewers,

Now I am thinking that the pearl that Ramon found was actually black. I did some research and I found some things about black pearls. I also found out what makes black pearls black. I think that this book is a great book, but there are lots of questions. But I also don't think that this book is not that great because I can't understand that much.

This is one of the pictures I found out of many.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Black Pearl

Dear visitors,

I think that the book is starting to get a little boring but I still think that it is a good book. In the beginning the lead was great but as it goes on all it is talking about is pearls. I think that I is cool that they go diving without scuba gear. And I did some research and found this site, and this one about what pearl diving is. I read that in the pearling business people can hold their breath for two minutes each time they dive. So... I did some research and I found out that that on a website a human being can hold their breath under water for up to 11 minutes.  I think that this is a interesting fact and I started to wonder what the world record is, I found out that it was 22 minutes and 22 seconds held by  a person named Tom Sietas.

I found this picture of a pearl diver.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The black pearl (post # 4)

Dear people of the world,


I would like to tell you that when I read somethings and I thought that they are really interesting. But I also have some questions. Like in the book it said that they don't have scuba gear they just have a rope to pull when they need to get to the surface. Why don't they use scuba gear? I also have another question about the pearl Ramon found. Is the pearl he found actually black? I hope to hear from you.


This is a picture of the different types of scuba gear.

-Firedragon23

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Black Pearl

Dear readers,

As you know I have been reading the book the book The Black Pearl. And I read and I read that Ramon had wanted to go diving for pearls and then when he was a bout to the person that was on the boat with them was bragging about how he got a really good pearl. When Ramon goes in he finds a huge pearl and the person that bragged a bout the big pearl was jealous of him. When I heard this I thought and realized this sometimes people try to show off and says that he/she is better than every one else then that people gets humiliated. And I have a question about who is Manto Diablo? And why is he so important in the village?
This is a picture of a pearl.














-Firedragon23

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Second day on The black Pearl

Dear viewers,

I am on the second day on reading this book and so far and I am really enjoying it. I read that Ramon's dad is teaching him how to be in the pearl business. And then Ramon brought up that his dad promised that he would take him pearl diving when he is sixteen and he was sixteen. I thought that how was he going to get prepared to go pearl diving. And I was also thinking when was his dad going to take him pearl diving. I want to find out what will happen next. But, now I am really enjoying this book so far.

-Firedragon23

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Starting the book: The Black Pearl

 I am starting reading the book The Black Pearl.  And all I I am going to do is make critiques. And so far this is what I think:

In my opinion I think when Ramon Salazar said that there were thousands of people who had heard Manto Diablo there were only two that actually seen him I thought and I found out that only 1 out of a thousand people have seen him. And I read there was only one that had seen him still alive. I was curious who was the person  that had seen Manto Diablo and who was he. That was when I found out who had seen him. I was the narrator Ramon Salazar. I was excited to read more because I wanted to know what was going to happen. I only read four pages on this book and I already got into it I really like this book!

Poetry Quest job #4

I read two poems for Poetry Quest #4 and I found two poems and their both about a monster under  
peoples bed. The first poem I am going to talk about is called Hey, Ma, Somethings Under My Bed.
And this one is similar to the other poem called Under My Bed because it describes how the girl think that the monster looks. And they are also similar because the people in the poems describe what they are going to do the monster that is in their room. These poems are different because the poet described what the main characters are going to do to the monster and each poems have different ideas how their going to react to the monster. In the poem Hey, Ma, Somethings under my bed the character says she is going to beat the monster by shooting the canon balls at the monster, tried to vacuum up the monster, and she also tried to make killer bees sting the monster. And on the poem Under My Bed the poet tried to make the girl scared of the monster under the bed by screaming and trying to shut her eyes.

-Firedragon23

Monday, November 5, 2012

What we can change our group

Dear viewers,

I really like how we are doing this activity so far. I have idea about a couple of things that we can change as a group. The first thing I think we can change is each group should be in a bunch together instead of being scattered all over the room, so if any people in the group need to talk with each other about the book they can talk with each other. The other thing we can change is Mr. Moore can have mini confreres with each one of us so he can tell if we read or if we were behind on the book.    I also thing that  we should make a limit about how many sentences our summary's should be, so we can make longer critiques and be more focused on what we think about what we have read.  And the finial thing we can change as a team is we can be in groups of two so it would be easier for us to commit on each others work and finish making blog post.

-Firedragon23

Poetry Quest #5

    I finished my job on Poetry Quest #5. I found the top tree poems that I liked. I found the book at my school Library. And the book is called My Dog May Be Genius.

I chose my favorite poem and here is.

I Do Not Like November
I do not like November.
November is not fun.
I do not mind the other months,
But I truly dread this one.

It is the month we celebrate
Thanksgiving in our land.
Alas, I am a turkey-
perhaps you understand.

I chose this poem because it is November. I like this poem because I like turkeys. And I feel bad if I were a turkey and I got eaten, but I would still be delicious. I found the Poetic Elements the author of this poem used repetition, personification, lines, and stanzas.


Here is a poem I thought was a great poem
I thought I saw
I thought I saw a BBBBBBBBBBB
dive into the CCCCCCC.
Could I believe my own II?
I'm not sure, I'm not YY.

I chose this poem because because instead of using words the poet used letters that are like homophones to each other like Bee and B are homophones to each other. And another example that the poet used is Sea is a homophone the the letter C. The poetic elements that the poet used is lines, stanza, repetition, and the last is hyperbole.


I found another poem that I like but it was the third most favorite poem in this book.

I Peered in the Mirror
I peered in the mirror,
the mirror fell down.
I glanced at my shadow,
it sped out of town.

I watched my reflection
swim off to sea-
there's something peculiar
today about me.

I chose this poem for two reasons, the first reason is because it is just funny and I like things that are funny and that can't happen in real life. And the second reason is it is just I poem that I really like the part I like the most about this poem is where it says that the reflection swam off to sea. The poetic elements are lines, stanzas, personification, and finally hyperbole.

-Firedragon23

Friday, November 2, 2012

Job #6

For job #6 in poetry quest I chose a poem and I chose it because it is catchy and it was easy to memorize. And another reason is because it rhymes and is short and I am not going to spend a lot of my time just saying this poem in my mind. And the finial reason is  I wanted something in the scary setting.

Scare Me Easy
Scare me easy
Scare me slow
Scare me gentle
Don't let go
                    my hand.

by anonymous