Ladies and Gentlemen,
For the next couple of days, your assignment is to respond to this post. Please remember to show the world what great readers and thinkers you are through your comments on this post.
As of this morning, you should have read through chapter eight.
Your mission is to name and explain the best things that the author has done as a writer. Is Mr. Hiaasen using onomatopoeia? How about similes and metaphors? What are some of the words and phrases he uses to describe characters and settings? Can you find some great examples of dialog? Your job is to pick apart the writing and identify the techniques the author is using to keep you hooked.
Make sure that you use evidence from the text to support your thinking. Your comment is required to have multiple paragraphs - each with a quote from the text, including page and paragraph numbers.
As usual, after you have your comment approved, you need to respond to at least three other readers.
Thanks for pushing your thinking, Dragons!
~ Mr. Moore and Ms. Vander Velde