#GRA14

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

Welcome Readers!

I am so excited about the journey we are about to take together. For the next six weeks, readers from all over the world will be uniting over the same book to read, connect and collaborate with one another.

"Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs to be protected and that we need to care for all people. You can show them pictures of kids in other countries but why not have them speak to each other? Then the caring can begin."

(Pernille Ripp - creator of the Global Read Aloud)

What's going on? What do others think already?  Check out this Padlet about the 14th Goldfish.

What do you think?  Add to the comment stream below...

Start with "I think the 14th Goldfish..."

After listening today, what questions do you have? Add to the comment stream below... "A question I have is...."

What questions do you have about the story after reading chapters one through four?  

Add your questions to the comment stream. If you see a question already asked, ask another question no one else has asked.

Remember to think of your questions in terms of both open and closed.

Open: put ideas together to answer -- requires a longer, more detailed answer that explains a topic.

Closed: a right there answer found in the text; a word, phrase, or sentence; usually a fact or detail about the topic, but not an explanation.

The diagram above is the life cycle of most jellyfish.

Science: How did Grampa beat senescence?

How is the turritopsis nutricula different from other jellyfish?

Research using the links below.

Vocabulary:

senescence

hydra

polyp

regeneration

Learn about the jellyfish turritopsis nutricula:

Life Cycle of a Jellyfish   Life Cycle Image

About Turritopsis Nutricula

Does it really live forever?

What does it look like?

So:

How is the turritopsis nutricula different from other jellyfish?

Write your response in the comment stream after your research using the links above.

Our Discussion So Far

Our discussion:

Ellie is unsure of her Grampa; she hardly knows him, and now he's a boy!

Mom [Melissa] is irritated with her father, the Grampa. He is always complaining and wouldn't get in the house.

Grampa thinks drama is not important; he still wants his daughter to go to Harvard. He is not happy he needs to go to school.

Back to the story....
What answers do you have?
What new questions do you have?

Answer a question; ask a question in the comment stream.

Character Analysis

Do you think Ellie is more like her mother or her grandfather? Use evidence from the story so far to explain your choice.  Write your response in the comment stream.

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2 years ago
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Her grandfather because she likes to different engredeince

2 years ago
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I think Ellie is most like her grandpa because they are both patient. Ellie is working on a 1000 piece puzzle and her grandpa spent 60 years on the aging reversal formula.

2 years ago
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I think Ellie is more like her grandpa because she likes to experiment with pancakes to make what she calls her Crazy-Mix-Ups pancake.

2 years ago
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Ellie is like is like her grandpa because they have bed head.

2 years ago
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Ellie is more like her grandfather because she likes to expirement and try different things like a scientist but she uses pancakes instead and she tries different ingredients.

2 years ago
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she likes to try different ingredients

2 years ago
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I think that Elllie is more like her gradpa because she was in to the him takin g about scients

2 years ago
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Ellie is more like her grandpa because she is patient like her grandpa because his experiment took 60 years to complete the task and she still is working on the puzzle.

2 years ago
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she likes to try different ingredients

2 years ago
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She is like her grandfather; she does experiments with pancakes.