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1The Last Book in the Universe By: Rodman Philbrick ENG1PI - Crowell
2VisualizerYour job as Visualizer is to create a visual representation in response to the reading that we have done together in class.Your visual should relate to something specifically discussed in the assigned reading or a picture that conveys any idea from the text.This could be a:SketchDrawingCartoonTimelineDiagramFlowchartMind-mapStick Figure Scene
4Visualizer – Mrs. C’s Example Write a brief explanation of the significance of your visual. I created a diagram of what happened in “The Smell of Lightning.” I created a map of what Spaz’s journey looks like. He is trying to save Bean and he almost gets killed by the people who live in the stacks. Ryter saves his life.How did creating this visual deepen your understanding of the story? My visual is a good way to describe what I am seeing as I read the story. It helps me to see the journey of Spaz, Ryter and Little Face. Also, I am a visual learner, so this drawing will help me remember this chapter better.
5QuestionerYour job as Questioner is to make a list of questions about the book. Think about characters, problems, themes, issues, thoughts, feelings, events and/or concerns.Questions to think about:What were you wondering about while we were reading?Did you have questions about what was being described?What predictions can you make about what will happen in the text?
6Questioner – Mrs. C’s Example What happened during the ‘Big Shake’? Was it like an earthquake? A tsunami? Did people die when it happened?Why is Bean so close to death? What is “the bone marrow sickness”? Will she survive?Will Spaz ever reunite with his family unit? If he makes it to see Bean, will they even let him in the door?
7ConnectorYour job is to make connections between the selection read and…Text to SelfText to TextText to WorldYour own experiencesHappenings at schoolOther people or problems that you are reminded ofOther books, newspapers, magazines or novels you have readOther movies or TV broadcasts you have viewedWorld events and issuesHappenings in the communitySimilar events at other times and places
8Connector – Mrs. C’s Example Text to SelfText to TextText to WorldThis story reminds me of the people in my family who have died from having terminal illnesses. I remember feeling so helpless and sad about the fact that there was nothing I could do to make them better.This novel makes me think of a TV show called ‘Terra Nova.’ Eden is described as being a utopian place where everything is beautiful and perfect. In ‘Terra Nova,’ the main characters get to leave their homes (because Earth is so polluted) and they start fresh in Terra Nova (like Eden).Spaz describes all of the smoke, pollution and the hungry people in the Urb. This part of the book makes me think of those commercials that show starving children and families in other countries around the world. It reminds me of extreme poverty and hunger.
9Vocabulary EnricherYour job is to make a list of TEN important words from the novel. As you write down each word, keep track of the meaning / definition of the word.This novel is full of words that were created just for this story. Try to find as many new and original words as you can!
10Vocabulary Enricher – Mrs. C’s Example WordMeaning / DefinitionLatchA subdivision of the Urb controlled by a gang. Billy Bizmo is the gang leader in his latch.MaximallA place where people traded goods and services in the backtimes. It sounds the same as a mall.EdenParadise. Where the proovs get to live. It sounds like it is the land of perfection.. . .
11Passage PickerYour job as Passage Picker is to choose two passages from today’s reading of the novel that you find interesting, strange, powerful or emotional.Try to choose passages that are memorable to you!
12Passage Picker – Mrs. C’s Example Passage page 129Passage Page 134I chose this passage because I am surprised to learn that mind probes come from Eden. Bleek tells Lanaya that the probes must be made in Eden because no one else could afford the technology to create them. This passage makes me question the purpose of Eden creating the probes. Are they trying to numb and silence people who live in the real world? Why?I chose this passage because I like that Spaz says to himself: “I stayed alive for you. Now you stay alive for me.” He is so desperate to get to Bean in time. This passage reminds me of the importance of their journey and what Bean means to Spaz.