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Peak by Roland Smith Lesson 2 12/1/15

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Transcript of Peak by Roland Smith Lesson 2 12/1/15

Peak
By: Roland Smith
About The Story
This story is about a fourteen year old boy named, Peak, who loves climbing and gets arrested for climbing a skyscraper in New York. So he follows his step-father, Josh, going to Mount Everest where he will face many challenges
Main Character
Peak
Character Traits
Encouraging
Example: when Peak and Sun-jo almost reached the summit of Everest, Sun-jo wanted to turn back because he was exhausted but Peak encouraged Sun-jo to keep going. pg.229
Side Characters
Josh
Peak's step-father who is a famous climber
Teri
Peak's Mom
Rolf
Peak's dad who is a lawyer
Paula and Patrice
Peak's sisters
Zopa
Sun-jo's relative and Josh's old friend
Sun-jo
Peak's friend
Setting
Beginning: New York
Middle: Nepal &Tibet
Problem
Peak faces a lot of challenges when he climbs Mount Everest.
solution
In all though challenges he keeps going no matter what even if they are difficult.
courageous
Example: Peak had the courage to climb Mount Everest.
Genre:Adventure
About The Author
Roland Smith was born in Portland and was a zoo keeper for 20 years. In 1990, he published his first book called Sea Otter Rescue. He mostly writes animal books like Elephant Run and Tentacles. Other books that were published by him are Thunder Cave, Sasquatch and Shatterproof.
Caring
Example: When Peak and Sun-jo almost reached the summit, Peak stopped so Sun-jo can make it to the top and be the youngest person to be on the summit of Everest because Peak wanted Sun-jo and his sisters to keep learning in school with the things Sun-jo will get for reaching the summit. pg.230
The End
Why I Picked This This Book
I picked this book because I like realistic fiction and that when I was picking a book i remembered that someone recommended it so i started reading it.
Everest is 29,035 feet high
The summit is the border of Nepal to the south and China or Tibet on the north
It is over 60 million years old
Everest was formed by the movement of the Indian tectonic plate pushing up and against the Asian plate
Everest grows by about a quarter of an inch (0.25") every year

To Do:
In your ISN
12/1
Think of your favorite book, movie, or TV show. Describe when & where this story takes place.
For example: Hunger Games
Setting: Future, Panam, arena
*Keep journal out
*Read AR book
Learning target:
Identify the setting of our novel Peak by citing text evidence using a graphic organizer.

Why?
The setting influences how you feel about the story.
Being able to identify when and where a story takes place is a basic reading comprehension skill.
Exit ticket:

Write down three adjectives about the current setting, or you can draw a picture.
Vocabulary:

Precarious p. 3-adjective: not securely held in place; dangerously likely to fall; uncertain

Demoralizing p. 4-verb: cause someone to lose confidence or hope; corrupt morals
Imagine a story about a girl and a boy playing hide-and-seek. Pretend that the conflict in this story is that the girl cannot find the boy no matter how hard she looks. The setting of this story will have a huge impact on the mood, or how readers feel while reading the text. If this story took place in a candy shop during the day, it might have a happy or playful mood. But if this story took place at a cemetery during the night, the mood would be down right frightening.
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