Classic Book Club Survey - Mrs. Fritzinger's English

Advanced English 6
November 6, 9
To Do Today:
Preview classic book club books
Take classic book club survey
Turn in personal narratives and journals
Read short stories and do pink sheets
Create vocabulary word splash
Work on portfolios
Peter Pan
by J.M. Barrie, 1904
Based upon Sir James M. Barrie's play about the boy who refuses to grow
up, the book begins in the London nursery of Wendy, John, and Michael
Darling, where the three children are visited by Peter Pan. With the help
of his tiny friend, the fairy Tinkerbell, Peter takes the three children on a
magical flight to Never Land. This enchanted island is home to Peter,
Tink, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and her Native American nation, and the
scheming Captain Hook, who is as intent on defeating Peter Pan as he is
on escaping from the tick-tocking crocodile that once ate a hand of his,
which was cut off by Peter Pan, and that loved the taste of it so much.
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
The story is told in the first person by Jim Hawkins, whose mother kept the Admiral Benbow Inn, and who
shared in the adventures from start to finish. An old sea dog comes to this peaceful inn one day, apparently
intending to finish his life there. He hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors, but despite all precautions,
he is hunted out and served with the black spot that means death. Jim and his mother barely escape death
when Blind Pew, Black Dog, and other pirates descend on the inn in search of the sea dog’s papers. Jim
snatches up a packet of papers to square the sailor’s debt when they were forced to retreat from the inn. The
packet contains a map showing the location of the pirate Flint’s buried treasure, which Jim, Doctor Livesey,
and Squire Trelawney determine to find. Fitting out a ship, they hire hands and set out on their adventure.
Unfortunately, their crew includes one-legged Long John Silver, a pirate also in search of the treasure, and a
number of his confederates. Jim, hidden in an apple barrel, overhears the plans of the crew to mutiny, and he
warns his comrades. The battle between the pirates and Jim’s party is an exciting and bloody one, taking place
both on the island and aboard ship. Jim escapes from the ship and discovers the marooned sailor, Ben Gunn,
who has already found and cached the treasure, and finally the victors get safely aboard the ship with the
Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
by Howard Pyle, 1886
Based on the well-known English legend, Robin of Locksley is a
noble who is forced to become an outlaw when Prince John the
usurper tries to take the throne from his absent brother. Robin
flees to Sherwood Forest, where he gathers together his Merry
Men and is called Robin Hood. He begins to rob the rich and give
back to the poor, the townsfolk that are heavily-taxed by the
Sheriff of Nottingham. Meanwhile, he still has to defend the
throne and woo Maid Marian.
Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe, 1719
Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of a
woman named Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him
stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe
seeks out a tentative survival on the island until he meets Friday, a tribesman
whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have
a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to
sacrifice tribesman to their gods. As time passes, Crusoe’s and Friday’s
relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship,
despite their differences in culture and religion.
Classic Book Club Survey
Go to my website:
Click on the “Classic
Book Club Survey”
button on my
Take the survey. Work
quietly when finished.
Challenge: Vocabulary Word Splash
• Brainstorm as many words as you can from your roots.
• Spell the words correctly!
• Write the words carefully on the notecards with a
Record black Sharpie. You may not repeat words!
• Tape the words on the board under the correct root.
 Personal narratives: Submit final papes electronically to
[email protected] (Google Docs) or
[email protected] (OneDrive)
Turn in rough draft, peer editing, and brainstorming to class bin with your
name on everything!
 Stories and pink papers due TODAY-turn in to class bin when finished
 Vocabulary Word Splash or Portfolio: add “Where I’m From” poems,
personal narratives, reflections, middle school pages-throughout the