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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Edwards Academy Book Review

Our second grade Academy students worked hard on writing book reviews of Owls in the Family. We will use this space to publish their efforts.

Mapping out the review

First, Sydney and Hope worked together to plan their three-paragraph book reviews. They used the clustering diagram tool (from Tapestry of Grace's Writing Aids) to map out paragraphs one and two together and then separately they each mapped out the third paragraph, which is their opinion about the book.

Owls in the Family: A Book Review by Sydney Edwards

Owls in the Family is a fiction book by Farley Mowat. The story is based on real events that happened to Farley Mowat. Billy is the main character in the Owls in the Family book. Billy lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which is in Canada. Wol and Weeps are his Great Horned Owl pets.

This book tells the story of Billy's friendship with two pet owls. Billy's family was Billy, his mother and father, and his two owls. Wol came from a bluff and Weeps was in a bucket being stoned when Billy saved him. Weeps thinks Mutt is a guardian to him. Billy goes to a parade and he brings Wol and Weeps. Bruce is Billy's best friend.

I like Owls in the Family because it is a cool book. I think it is cool that Weeps was friends with Mutt, the dog. It is funny because Wol and Weeps think of themselves as people And it is funny because Billy had thirty gophers and I don't know how many white rats he had.



Owls in the Family: A Book Review by Hope Edwards

Owls in the Family is a fiction book by Farley Mowat. The story's based on real events that happened to Farley Mowat. Billy is the main character in this book. Billy lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Wol and Weeps are Billy's pet owls.

This book tells the story of Billy's friendship with his two pet Great Horned Owls. Billy's family was Billy, his mother, his father, and his two owls. Billy goes to a parade and brings his owls Wol and Weeps. Weeps think Mutt the dog is his guardian. Wol came from a bluff and Weeps was in a bucket getting stoned when Billy rescued him. Bruce is Billy's close friend.

I like Owls in the Family because Billy likes nature and I do too. I like it because it's funny. I think it would be fun to have a lot of pets. I also like it because it teaches you about nature.

1 comment:

twyska said...

Hi Hope and Sydney,

I really liked your book reports on Owls in the Family. It makes me feel like I want to read it. My mom said she will get it for me from the library.

Joanna

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