Sunday, 18 May 2008

Fantasy stories

I am very pleased to see that you have all checked out a fantasy story from our classroom library. I hope you are enjoying them! Remember not to feel discouraged if you find them a bit hard! Keep on reading until the last page!
What do you think of Francis Bacon's quote on books?
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.~ Francis Bacon ~

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Miss Ale I think that well...it is good. I started reading my book at night, but then the book said that someone was looking at the kids and I said well I think this book it is not for reading at night because then I will think that someone is looking me through the window and that would not help me to sleep, so I stopped reading it. THen I will read it, but up to now I didn´t have time and now it´s late so..
Bye
See You
Juli.G

Anonymous said...

hallow miss ale:
I borrowed a book that I couldnt start reading but I think it will be a dificult storie because of what you said, I will do my best for it and I will try hard, I think it will be a nice story
bye
bauti m.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale,
I think it means that not all the books are the same, and some you have to finished yes or yes because they are great and it makes you want to read it again and again. While maybe others are not so interesting but they have a very good message.
Oh Miss Ale,
the books are great , they're very fun !!

Love,
Shany M

Anonymous said...

Well my book was a littlebit difficlt to understand. In some parts I got lost but then I understand it better.It is a little bit challenging but it is fun. The book the wakening of the craken.

Tobias

Anonymous said...

Dear miss ale: I think it means that every book you read it different. That some are not necessesary to read some parts and others ecential to understand the book
See Ya Later

Manuel B

PD: The fat wizard is SUUUUUƚPERR

Anonymous said...

Dear miss ale: i think that what the author was trying to say was that there are some books that you may find interesting or maybe thre can be a story may give you so many details that you may lost the inportant part of the story· These author was trying to comunicate this menssage by telling us that there are many books that you might want to SWOLOW because of the atention and interest you are giving the book· He also said that there are somo little amount of books to be TASTED he was trying to comunicate that there are books that you will not understand at the begining so you have to read it slowlly· He also said that there are books to be chewed and digested he was trying to say that there are books that maybe you read but then you forget about them· The auther; I think wasVERY CREATED WHEN WRITTING THE QUOTE·
CAMI W·

Anonymous said...

hello!!
I think that the comment is very good it confuse you a bit but it is very discriptive. My book starts with a witch wich I dont really understand so much

well see you later
Barbie portela

Anonymous said...

Miss ale
I am mising some pages to finish my book and the book is a bit dificult and ap to now some parts are super dificult
see you
mati k

Anonymous said...

Hellow miss Ale, Im happy to see that you are pleased for our work and I think that Francis Bacon is or was very clear in what she wanted to explain, because that happens to me!
Last week I read "The waking of the Kraken" at night, I couldn´t stop reading it, I "swallowed" it! But now I need to start to read "What the cat told me" I like the illustrations, but I think it is LOOONG!! (you may notice that I am a bit lazy) anyways, I like cats, and I think I will like this book...
See you in class, Andy P.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the comment before, I put HELLO-W RAAAAAAH!!
Andy P.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ale I started to read my second book of fantasy. The first one was a bit confusing but at the end I could understand more. Know I am reading a book and I just started to read it. I started the book a minute before I posted this comment.

Ramiro T

Anonymous said...

mzdbsHello Ale I started to read my second book of fantasy. The first one was a bit confusing but at the end I could understand more. Know I am reading a book and I just started to read it. I started the book a minute before I posted this comment.

Ramiro T

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale I think that he is right because some books are more difficult than others. The easier they are the faster you read them.
Valerie P.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale, his right. I think books have to be carefully read and as he said I could perfectly remember of steps at reading wich were basic and most of them were very important to keep on reading. A book you have also to feel it and as e said maybie sometimes chew it a book also needs special atention and has to be read with a lot if thinking on each concept or as well details as well with the books of the library on class.

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I think that the quote that Francis Bacon made on books is very true. When I started reading my fantasy story I understood it. Then in the middle I got lost with the vocabulary, but I kept on reading until the end and then I understood it very well. I think that Francis Bacon said that some books might get our attention so we will swallow them. Others we wont understand much although in the end we´ll understand them if we go slowly but confidently and that is when we taste them. Then she said that some books we have to chew them and then swallow them to understand them and like them a lot.
See you soon,
Barbie M

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale you know that some books are not so interesting. But you konw what always happen to me? That each time i start a new book, it is realy bored but then, after a while i get into the book if I was the main character. And what what Francis Bacon's quote means that there is three ways to read a book but what i think that the best way to read a book is that you have to read a book you need to interest yourself with energy and with. Its an excellent quote that wrote Falcon Bacon.
Ines G.

Anonymous said...

I think the author want´s to say that there are diffrent ways to read a book and diffrent ways of understanding a book. Alsaw there are longs books and short books and each one has different details.


Santos D.

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale I think that it says that some books are easy to read and have easy vocabulary, others have easy vocabulary but in some part of the storyies you get stuck but you have to continue reading so you can underastand but in other books vocabulary and the content (text) it is difficult

bye bye
Thomas D

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale!!!!
I think that Francis ment that there are books that are very fun and that they are easy to understand and that we are prepared to read them and that their vocabulary is easy to understand, but that there are books where which we don't understand them well we can't get the image of the text, that the vocabulary is very difficult to understand and that we aren't preparated to read them now and if we want to understand those books we have to read them 2 or 3 times!!!

valentina g.

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale i´m sorry that i read two stories for today. I read the cave in the hills for me it was very boaring and i almost fell at sleep.Because it was about a boy that goes with some people and they qey lost in some caves in some hills. And they go to the caves because its the boys birthday an they get lost in the middle of the cave. And then they see a rock that has the form of the throne of the king and beside it there was like a little rock for like the servent that in this case the servent was the dear or deal and the one that sat in the rock throne was Hugh Anthhony. For me it has a high vocabulary and this book i really don´t recomend it.

Felipe Blanco

Anonymous said...

Hi ms Ale

I read the walking of the Kraken its very good because you dont know whats goingto happen.It all starts like this it all started when a very powerful witch wanted to mary someone that was a witch and he made a contest of witches to sere who aws the most powerful witches of all.and there was a witch that could´t do dark magic she only could d white magic she aws called Belladona. A witch started to say her trick she was going to make appear a Kraken nobody could elieve it not even the very powerful witch callled Arriman. the witch startede to rime to see if she could do the trick because she had never done it she was surprised of what she was going to do.She said to her self theres always a tryand she pronounced the words to perform the trick. suddenly she said spirits of the sea please comply with my words.Suddenly 4 mirmaids got out of the oceanand said we are the ocean spirits and said we think we recognize that face but they didn´t know who it was the witch said please bring a Kraken to infront of me. Really the witch was a familiar of this mirmaids.and they brought the Kraken to the earth , Arriman could´t belive what was happening nor he could do that trick it was new nobody ever after had made appear a Kraken in the earth.so he went home and had to take the Kraken because if he threw it to the ocean again the poor little Kraken would die because he was too little. I really recomend this book because theres just some few words that you can´t anderstand but apart of those words it was easy to read and to anderstand because it is for like little kids.like from 8-12 because it talkes about witches and they don´t exist and anather thing when the witch performed her trick Belladona almost fainted.

Felipe Blanco

see you tomorrow bye

Anonymous said...

ale: I think it means that not all the books are the same some are very easy some easy some difficult and some very hard to understand but I think it says to keep on reading and not to be discouraged.
bye bye
vicente

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale
I think he means what really happens to us. We start reading a book and then we get lost so we live it. But really if we continue reading it we can understand it, I mean that we can understand it when we finish the book. And that is what happened to me, I am reading it but I take my time. I alos think he means that some books really get our attention, and some don't.
kiki