Welcome students to your first post of the school year, and to our first discussion on the summer reading choices, The Wednesday Wars and The Graveyard Book. I want to explore the two main characters of each novel, and so this blog prompt will have multiple parts that I would like for you to answer. I would suggest that you jot down on a piece of scratch paper all the parts of this prompt and use it as a tool as you write. Be sure to write in complete sentences, no text, spelling correct, and be as detailed and as specific as possible with your answers. Also, start a new paragraph every time you answer to a different part of a prompt, as you are switching to a new train of thought with explanation each time. (Think of how you would write it in essay form)
What words would you use to describe each of these characters? Based on these character traits, are you more like Holling or Bod?
We can say that Holling is a realistic character. Why? Can we say the same thing about Bod?
How are these two boys alike, and how are they different? Think beyond the obvious.
Describe one favorite scene in each book that involves each of these characters and tell me why it is one of your favorites.