Wednesday, October 17, 2007

From the Poet's notebook

My poem is an acrostic poem about Willie and Mister Tom.

Picture 6

written by Robin
Literature Circles round 5 - Chapters 17-20

From the Predictor's notebook

My prediction is what will happen after Tom has adopted Willie.

Now that Tom has decided to adopt Will, he is happy and very grateful to be living with Mister Tom.
As the predictor, I predict that there will be an air raid or an attack on Little Weirwold. I think their house that they have lived in for so long will be destroyed, so to keep them out of danger, I think Mister Tom, Will and all of the other citizens of Little Weirwold will have to go into hiding in a place that has not been attacked and destroyed, or a safe place.
I think that Mister Tom and Will, will find a safe place to live for the time-being and live off left over food scraps, but still survive together.
I think there will be some people who will not want to leave Little Weirwold because they don’t want to leave their homes and they might not want to believe that Hitler and his army are attacking their quiet, country town. But I think there might be some people who will not be as lucky surviving or some people who will lose family members.
I think this will happen because there have already been attacks and air raids on other parts of England so I think Hitler will attack on a quieter town. I think some people might die because usually people don’t want to believe the worst and don’t want to abandon their homes and leave their friends.

By Olivia.
Literature Circles round 5 - Chapters 17-20

From the Word Wizard's Notebook

Picture 5

written by Indiana
Literature Circles round 5 - Chapters 17-20

From the Actor's notebook

The scene when Mister kidnaps William and takes him home.

First they go to Doctor Little’s house

William: (sounding sleepy) “Where am I?”

Tom: “We’re at Dobbs field.”

William: “How did I get here?”

Tom: “I kidnapped you because I thought you would be better off here instead of being in a childrens home. “

William (sounding surprised) “You kidnapped me!”

Tom: “Yes boy, I kidnapped you ! (laughs).Go back to sleep now boy, get all the rest that you need to get better.”

William heads off to sleep immediately.

written by Honour
Literature Circles round 5 - Chapters 17-20

From the Summariser's notebook

My summary of Chapters 17-20

After Willie went home Tom went looking for him. He got to the house and tried to get in but no one answered he got the night watch people to come and bash the door down. Sam went up to the cupboard and sniffed.

Tom found Willie in the cupboard with a baby in his arms the baby had been long dead but Tom thought better to tell Willie and make him more upset. Willie went off to hospital with Tom and Sam.

Willie lay in the hospital bed after the injection, he just had to stop him screaming. That night Tom kidnapped Willie and took him back to Little Weir World where he belonged. At home Willie had nightmares about being at hospital and having to have the needle put into his body to put him to sleep. After his had the biggest scream of his life his nightmares stoped and his was getting better and better each day.

Then one day Zach came to see Willie and after Willie had the biggest breakfast he had ever seen Zach went up and the two friends talked and talked. The day after Willie saw Zach He went to Mrs Hartridge the schoolteacher, he went up to the house to say “Hi” then got invited in by her to see her new little baby she was lying down in her pram. Then after Tom came and picked him up.

Tom took Sam, Willie and Zach to the sea to go on Zach new bicycle for a ride. For two weeks they stayed with an old lady by the sea her name was Mrs Clarence they a lovely dinner and breakfast then went off for a walk and picnic on the beach. They went swimming and then decided to by swimsuits. They played cricket on the beach and had fun building sand castles and collecting seashells. One day after spending the day at the beach Tom started reading the paper the front headlines gave a bug shock to Zach “ South West London Blitzed, Malden Badly Hit.” Zach rand up Mrs and Mr Little to see if his parents had rung, they had they were safe and had not been affected by the Blitzed.
After the two weeks they went home sad to leave the sea but glad to get home after such a long time away.

When they got home on the table were lots of welcome home cards and gifts. Then out of the darkness came Carrie she stood back and said out of nowhere “I’ve passed the exam. I got a scholarship. I’m to be a high-school girl.”

On the last Saturday of the holidays, Zach, Willie, George, and the twins they all decided to go to look at Spooky Cott.
When they got to a hose in the middle of the woods they heard a noise like the organ Mr Tom Plays they looked through the door it was very dark in side the little house. They went in the Willie fell back and screamed a man in his twenties with brown wavy hair and blue eyes. After talking with the man Willie told him he loved to draw and paint then the young man said he would give Willie lessons on how to paint and draw Willie thanked him a said he would love to.

When Willie got home Tom had some visitors they told Willie that his mum had committed suicide and that he was an orphan and would have to go into a home. He went up to his room while Tom talked to the people. Willie kept saying to Sam I’m not going, I’m not going! Then he went down stairs here was Mr Tom by himself I’m adoptin’ you boy it means I’m going to be your dad soon.

written by Phoebe
Literature Circles round 5 - Chapters 17-20

From the Discussion Director's Notebook

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written by Maria
Literature Circles round 5 - Chapters 17-20

From the Characteriser's notebook

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made by Josh
Literature Circles round 4 - Chapters 13-16

From the Summariser's notebook

My summary of Chapters 13-16

It is Thursday evening and after George reminding him, he makes his way to the church for his first Male Church Choir practice. Mister Tom has agreed to play the organ while the singers sung Christmas carols along with him.
The next day is Willie’s first day in Mrs Hartridge’s class along with his friends. He thinks he is the worst in the class because he has just moved in. After Maths and English it is morning break. There are more lessons and then school is over for the day.
The next day Miss Thorne tells everyone what the next Christmas production would be and when Willie gets home he finds a letter from his mum saying he has to go back to London for a while because she is ill. Mister Tom takes Willie to the station and after they say goodbye to each other he gets on the train for his journey to London. When he gets to London he sees his mum and she doesn’t seem too happy to see him because of all his presents and he seems more confident and he has better clothes.
When they get home, they see a baby trying to scream but with tape covering his mouth. His mum gets really angry with Willie for not learning his bible stories properly. His mum also beat him because of making friends with Zach who was a Jew and didn’t go to church. He was locked under the cupboard under the stairs with new bruises.
Back in Little Weirwold, Mister Tom is missing Willie so takes the first train to London and gets two wardens and a policeman to show him where Willie lived. They get there and the policeman kicks the door down, and they enter the house to a very bad smell.

By Olivia
Literature Circles round 4 - Chapters 13-16

From the Predictor's notebook

I am predicting what will happen after the police looked in the hole to see what was in there.

I predict that when the police look into the hole they find William and the baby in there with their mouth’s taped because when Willie was picked up from the station his mother taped the baby’s mouth to stop her from crying. When they find Will, Tom will be happy and joyful. Also I think that William’s mum has hurt him more than usual when he came back to London. His mum may not come back to the house and that the mum may be sick in the mind or that she might be sick from having the baby. Mister Tom might ask for William to come back to the countryside and William will say yes and might never want to come back to London to face his mother because he’s afraid of her. They also would take the baby so she would never get hurt like William has been. Mrs Beech will get arrested for leaving children at home.

By Honour
Literature Circles round 4 - Chapters 13-16

From the Actor's notebook

My act is from the scene when Willie and Jack meet after the meeting in the hall.

Willie: “So what did ya think about the meetin.”
(Willie and Zach slowly approach Littles’Gate)

Zach: “ Well, the meeting was okay but I wasn’t really
listening because I was eating some
(Zach took out a pack of gobstoppers from his
pants and offered Willie one)

Willie: “Thanks a lot.”

Zach: “ Let’s meet at my house tomorrow afternoon
and talk a bit more about what we are gonna
when we go to Spooky Cott.

Willie: “ Ok, so we’re going to meet at your house then.”
“ I’ll hav to check with Mister Tom though.”

Zach: “ All right then, see ya around.”

Willie: “ Ok , bye.”
(Willie and Zach wave to each other and head of
in different directions)

written by Robin
Literature Circles round 4 - Chapters 13-16

From the Discussion Director's Notebook

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written by Indiana
Literature Circles round 4 - Chapters 13-16