"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
For April 10.th, 2006:
The majority of our students have sent in their "Top 100" of words to be remembered from "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky. This is the complete list:
For March 12.th, 2006:
You could work on this: Four of our students corrected and re-grouped the collection of exercises the students came up with. Which collection of exercises do you like more? Give reasons.
And how would you correct and add these extra exercises to the above lists: TPoBaW-extra_exercises.txt
For February 20.th, 2006:
Further ideas: Find out more about Stephen Chbosky, the author of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". How does this new knowledge change your view of the author and the book?
For February 17.th, 2006:
What we read in class: An_Interview_With_Stephen_Chbosky_by_Marty_Beckerman.pdf
For February 16.th, 2006:
Homework for February 17.th: Please compile a list of the Top 100 words you find valuable after reading "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and send them to me via eMail (see at the bottom of this page).
For February 14.th, 2006:
Homework for February 16.th: Please read the following guidelines on "Steps for Writing a Good Book Review" and write a book review of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". Maybe you would like to publish it on http://www.amazon.de.
For February 10.th, 2006:
Homework for February 14.th: Please read the following guidelines on "How to Write a Book Report" by Kimberly Pauley and write a book report of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower".
For February 9.th, 2006:
Homework for February 10.th: Please prepare two excercises for one of your class mates to work on. A document with a collection of your excercises will be published here in the future.
For February 7.th, 2006:
Homework for February 9.th: Read the following synopsis of The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger and try to write a synopsis of the first 84 pages of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". These "Words That Signal a Text's Organizational Structure" might help you: http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/intranet/reading/signalwords.html
For February 3.rd, 2006:
Homework for February 7.th: Please translate the lyrics of Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit into German.
For February 2.nd, 2006:
Homework for February 3.rd: Please translate the lyrics of The Smiths - Asleep into German, prepare the lyrics of Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit and find information on "Grunge music" (Pixies, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden).
For January 31.st, 2006:
Homework for February 2.nd: Please find as much information on these five characters as possible:
Charlie's brother, Brad, Nothing, Bob and the "cookie grandmother".
This might be a nice training for the written test:
TPoBaW-Your_idea_of_Charlie.pdf: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Your idea of Charlie.
Please work on this over the Christmas holidays:
TPoBaW-How_to_read_the_book.pdf: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - How to read the book.
For December 7.th, 2005:
TPoBaW-Anticipation_Guide.pdf: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Anticipation Guide.
For more information (December 6.th, 2005):
http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/intranet/reading/PLAN.html: A reading strategy: PLAN - Predict/Locate/Add/Note.
http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/intranet/reading/questions.html: A reading strategy: Knowing how a piece of text is organized.
http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/intranet/skills/thinkmaps.html: A reading strategy: Graphic Organizers that Support Specific Thinking Skills.
http://www.somers.k12.ny.us/intranet/reading/strategic_reading.html: Strategic Reading
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" von Stephen Chbosky. Preis: EUR 8,75. Taschenbuch. 184 Seiten. Cornelsen, Berlin. Erscheinungsdatum: 2004. ISBN: 3464360008