• Summer Book Reviews

    Posted by Amy King on 4/21/2011 10:00:00 AM

    The kids from Book Chomp have reviewed some books that they feel Allen School kids should read over the summer. Check out these great titles. Happy Reading Gators!

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  • Book Talks

    Posted by Amy King on 2/11/2011 8:00:00 AM

    I wanted to add a new part to Book Chomp. I know that each of you are reading books in addition to Closed for the Season. Let's talk about them too! Each week we will take 5 minutes to share what we are reading. You can write the titles as comments to this post too. That way everyone will be able to refer back to the list as summer reading comes closer. Hmmm... Summer...

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  • Closed for the Season

    Posted by Amy King on 1/30/2011 1:00:00 PM

     The second Book Chomp book is Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn. The book, like Coraline, is a little bit scary. Here is a link to the author's explanation of the plot and why she was inspired to write the book. 


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  • Snowy Days

    Posted by Amy King on 1/30/2011 1:00:00 PM

     The snow has impacted the last two Book Chomp dates! We should be ready to go for this Friday! Please read chapters 1-3 before the meeting. Remember to record your thoughts about these chapters in the reading response section of your reading notebook.

    Happy Reading,

    Mrs. King

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  • Bravery

    Posted by Amy King on 10/25/2010 6:00:00 AM

    We spoke a little about this topic at the end of Book Chomp on Friday. I thought we should continue the conversation here and invite others to share their thoughts too! Coraline defines bravery by "when you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave." (p.59) What is your definition of bravery? Any experiences you would like to share that illustrate your definition?

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  • Opening Lines

    Posted by Amy King on 10/6/2010 12:00:00 PM

    The opening line of a book is so important. If it is written well, it will captivate readers and make want to read further. Opening lines also set the stage of what will unfold throughout the story. The opening line of Coraline does just that.


    CORALINE DISCOVERED THE DOOR a little while after they moved into the house.


    The first part of that statement is all in capital letters telling us of the door’s importance. We probably have been told at one point in our lives not to open a door or enter a room. So we know not all doors should be open. Neil Gaiman teases his readers with this first line. We are left to wonder about the things that might happen if that door is open.


    What are some of the opening lines that you love? Please share them in the comment section.


    Happy Reading!


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  • Welcome

    Posted by Amy King on 10/6/2010 7:00:00 AM

     Welcome to the Book Chomp Blog page! This is a spot where gators can comment on the books that Book Chomp is reading. Our book for the Fall is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Even if you are not in Book Chomp you may want to read along and comment to some of the questions we post.

    Happy Reading!

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