This week we are finishing up our mystery books and starting new books! Mystery readers assume that the only work they must do is follow the fast- moving plot and solve the mystery, but it is important to step back. Mystery readers solve mysteries, but they also learn about life. They know it pays off to step back and ask, “What choices has this character made? What lesson(s) could I learn from these?” readers slow down a bit and realize that characters in mysteries are not just on the page to entertain, they also teach valuable lessons that readers can apply to their own lives. It pays off to look closely at characters actions, noticing whether these lead to positive or negative results. What lesson(s) could I learn from the choices that character made? Write about the life lessons you learned from your characters.
1/23/2017 04:47:41 pm
I think that in my book when there is a big storm the kids Tommy, Storm, Beck (the narrator's sister), and the narrator. It did not tell the name if you are wondering. So after the storm they did not see the father and they think that he is dead but I think that he is still alive.
1/23/2017 08:27:02 pm
Well, I would like to add on to Ava that our book is about some orphans who's lives changed after there parents died In a storm.
1/26/2017 03:12:45 pm
Your book sounds sad Kingsley and Ava. Is it?
1/24/2017 04:25:45 pm
You did not tell a lesson you learned
1/23/2017 04:48:07 pm
I have not finished by book yet, but some characters have made some desidsions which aren't the best. An example is turtle kicks people and the lesson there is to be kind and treat others the way you want to be treated. In other words try and keep your mad thoughts inside and don't let them out and show the actions like kicking as turtle did.
1/23/2017 04:58:02 pm
Wow! That sounds like it is a great book!
1/24/2017 04:29:24 pm
In my book Henrietta has made some good choices. One is that she did not ask to go in a cupboard. Because of this she almost died. The is that you should always ask to do something because it can lead to bad things.
1/25/2017 05:23:04 pm
A life lesson i learned from Angela Weller is that it doesn't matter what you look like, it's what you are inside. Don't judge a book by its cover, but by it's contents. #MegaMind
1/26/2017 07:20:18 am
One life lesson I learned from my character Kyle is that even if you have family that makes you seem like nothing, you can be great at anything if you put your mind to it! For example, Kyle had 2 big brothers that were both good at most things but on the other hand Kyle felt not great at anything they could do. Everything changed though when Kyle entered an essay contest. He won and the reward was to go to the new library where he has to put his mind together with his team in order to win the Escape from Mr. Limoncello's library. He must use all of his knowledge and learns that when he puts his mind to work he is also good at many things like his brothers.
1/26/2017 03:21:09 pm
I am reading The Westing game right now. The characters in this book have made some bad decisions just for money. They have tried to steal people's information and have also been blaming people so that they can win the money. This tells me that you should not let greed make you be mean to your friends.
1/26/2017 04:21:03 pm
I am reading Dandelion fire and Henry (the main character) taught me to stay safe. In the book Henry and Henrietta were outside in a thunderstorm and Henry got struck by lightning and he became blind. So, now after reading about Henry and his experience I know that if there is a thunderstorm I should go inside. That way if there is lightning I know I wouldn’t be struck. It is better to be safe than sorry.
1/26/2017 04:26:33 pm
So in the Westing game I found out that Sandy and Barney are the same person, now that kind of shocked me. Sandy is awesome and fun, and Barney... Imagine a lying salesman who swindles people.
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1/26/2017 05:14:33 pm
So in loot it talks about these kids who's parents died and they are thief's that have to steel this gems and they have these 2 other friends.
1/27/2017 07:22:28 am
I am reading The westing game and some characters have made bad decsitons. For example Angela was the bomber and only did it because she didn't want to be known as always perfect and had hurt a lot of people.
2/1/2017 04:26:45 pm
Hi, I think the life lesson in Mr. Lemoncello's Library is always help others even though they didn't help you.
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2/1/2017 05:45:15 pm
The life lesson that I learned is that you can never assume things of other people, as I learned in the Westing Game.
2/6/2017 04:39:09 pm
Some choices Angela makes is to bomb her house and many other places in sunset towers. A life lesson I learned from this is to not get overly obsessed with your life you could make bad choices and harm others.
2/6/2017 05:15:00 pm
I am thinking that the author is trying to teach that when you do something bad something bad comes out of it yet when you do something good something good comes out of it.
2/6/2017 06:19:17 pm
One of the charters in my book is march. his out side rates are that he's cool,and strong trust worthy. But his inside t-rates are that he's snicky, not rlieable, and cars about his dad
2/7/2017 03:45:46 pm
In my book Mr. lemencellos library, a life lesson is be aware what you do. i think this because at the start Kyle broke his house window just to win a game.
2/8/2017 04:40:17 pm
In my book that I am reading, some of the characters have not made some good decisions. for example, turtle was one of the bombers. The life lesson that you can learn from that is to never ever ever ever try too blow up anything with a bomb or anything. I can not wait to keep on reading!!!
2/9/2017 06:24:17 am
one bad choice is Ben ripley chose too not quit spy school after 2 attackers. And one good choice is that he became friends with erica and now erica is rescuing him from the bad guys van
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