Saturday, June 29, 2013

Week 4: 6/29-7/5/13 Chapters 22-28

Please answer all the questions below in your journal:


27. What details give a sense of foreshadowing about upcoming dangers after Festus crashed in the abandoned auto factory? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXII). 

28. Why does Leo have self-esteem issues? Explain this inferiority complex before and after Jason's amnesia. Why is he desperate to prove himself? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXIII).

29. Why did Leo say he was a menace when he showed his control of fire? How did Piper's response help his inferiority complex? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXIV). 

30. Why is Jason so important to this quest? What did Hera mean that he was "a gamble?" Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXV). 

31. Piper has a crush on Jason, but Jason has amnesia. Is Jason beginning to feel the same way about her? How does the fact she is a daughter of Aphrodite affect his feelings? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVI). 

32 Explain the reasons Jason and Leo are fearful of failing the others. What are each of their fears based upon? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVI). 

32. Why is Piper nervous in the department store? How are Leo and Jason's behaviors contributing to her worry? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVII). 

35. How did Medea assert control over Jason and Leo? Why was she unable to do this to Piper? What did Medea do to get Piper's attention? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVIII). 
36. How was Piper able to save Leo and Jason? Did she use this same power to ultimately defeat Medea? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVIII). 


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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Week 3: 6/22-28 Chapters 15-21


Please answer all the questions below in your journal:

18. Why does Drew command so much respect from the Aphrodite cabin? Why does she see Piper as a threat? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XV). 

19. How does charm speaking explain Piper's list of thefts? Does she belong in the Aphrodite cabin? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XV). 

20. Explain how Leo was able to join the quest. What is he hiding from the Hephaestus cabin that allowed him to tame Festus and may help them on the quest? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XVI). 

21. Explain how Leo and Jason bonded on the dragon. Why did Leo suddenly begin to share some of his secrets with his partners? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XVII). 

22. Why were the Boreads and the pale girl so interested in Jason and Leo? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XVIII). 

23. Jason is beginning to wish the relationship with Piper was real. Explain why he seems to fall for her, and what does it have to do with the quest? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XIV). 

24. How did Jason's tattoos help win the favor of Boreas? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XX). 

25. During Her dream, Piper's father said, "it's easier to pretend I am something I'm not." How does this quote relate to Piper, the mist and her secret? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXI). 

26. Why did the three demigods begin fall towards Earth? How was Piper's 
defiance and the vision of the giant to blame? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXI). 


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Week 2: 6/15-21/13 Chapters 8-14 Questions


Please answer all the questions below in your journal:

10. Why does Hera visit both Jason and Piper? Why is Chiron's reaction so dubious? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter VIII). 

11. How did Clovis describe the differences between the Greek Gods and their Roman alter egos? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter VIII). 

12. Why does Piper get herself in trouble? What does she resent that makes her get kicked out of various schools? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter IX). 

13. Explain why Drew seems to hate Piper. What is it that causes the jealousy? How does it become worse? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter X). 

14. What clues allow you to infer that Hera was not trying to kill Leo, as he had always thought? What was she doing? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XI). 

15. How was Leo's dream starting to come true? How do you know that he must be on this quest? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XII). 

16. What was significant about Jason's dream of wolves? Explain what the wolves warned him of, and explain how it fits into the prophesy. Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XIII). 

17. How does Annabeth help Jason work through the confusion he feels over who he really is? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XIV). 



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Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Lost Hero Summer Book Club

Discussion Question:
As the novel opens, Rick Riordan tells us that Jason "woke in the backseat of a school bus, not sure where he was, holding hands with a girl he didn't know."  Predict what role Jason's confusion about who he really is will play in the novel.

First Reading Assignment due by June 15.  We will discuss the answers at our first meeting.  Bring your journal.   If you are not meeting, please post your responses on the blog.  Click on comment.  Write your name and the number of question you are answering.  Answer at least 4 questions.
Read Chapters 1-7

1. How does Coach Hedge make Jason's confusion even worse, after realizing he has amnesia? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter I). 
2. What circumstances caused Jason to realize that he was a half-blood? How did these skills save Piper and Leo? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter II) 
3. Why is Piper so upset about a dream? How does it relate to Jason? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter III). 
4. Why is Piper so, defensive upon her arrival at camp? Why does she keep her dream a secret? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter III). 


5. How did the mist affect Piper? Why was she so devastated when she learned the truth about her "relationship" with Jason? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter IV). 
6. What was so important about Hera's cabin? Why were Rachel and Piper both drawn to it? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter IV). 
7. Why does Hephaestus' cabin seem to fit Leo? What was it about curses and ghosts that haunted Leo and the cabin? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter V). 
8. Why was Leo so interested in capturing the bronze dragon, instead of killing it? What does he realize about himself? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter VI). 

9. Explain why Jason does not have any memory of who he is? What type of hero do you think he will be after his confession? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter VII). 





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