Friday, January 26, 2007

Love That Dog: Discussion Post #1


Miss Stretchberry is able to convince Jack to write poetry and share his feelings even though he doesn't want to. Point out the most important quality Miss Stretchberry has as a person and as a teacher that allows her to reach Jack and help him express himself through writing poetry. How did you as the reader figure out this quality?

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21 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:59:00 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

I think incouaging is a good charcter trait as a person and a techer for Miss.Stretchberry. When Jack said his poems were not relly poems and said not to put his name on them she just posted it anomously for Jack without being negetive to him.And Miss. Stretchberry incouaged her class to like poertrywith all the interresting poems she found.I know that incourging people give other poeple posstive suppert.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:59:00 AM, Blogger Abby said...

Miss Strechberry is an encoriging person.She's encoriging because she didn't give-up on Jack.Miss Strechberry would try to get Jack to write a letter to Mr.Walter Dean Myers.Miss Strechberry got them to read shape poems and that got J ack into writing poetry.She also asked Jack questions to get Jack into it.That is why Miss Strechberry is encoriging.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:01:00 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Miss. Strechberry is a determined person because she did not give up on Jack, she worked with him the whole school year, and she kept giveing him diffrent kinds of poetry to see what kind Jack likes. To me determined means not giveing up and if you do not you can acheve your goal.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Lauren said...

Miss Stretchberry is encouraging because she encourages Jack to write poetry until the end of the school year.Miss Stretchberry also encourages Jack at the middle of the school year to write a letter to Mr. Walter Dean Myers.I had trouble with math now Ihave the lightbulb.Miss Stretchberry is an awsome teacher because she did not put Jack's name on the board even when Jack didn't want to.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Riley said...

Miss Stretchberry is an encouraging person because she encourages Jack to write poetry. When Jack doesn’t like his poems, Miss Stretchberry always finds a way to make him feel proud. She just give-up on Jack, she worked and encouraged Jack for the whole school year! I found this out by inferring what Jack wrote in his journal and by reading between the lines.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Kayla said...

Miss Stretchberry is an encouraging person who encourages Jack to keep writing. She did this by typing up his poems so Jack could see that the words he wrote were really a poem (Pg.17). When she put the poems on the board she didn’t make him put his name on the paper (pg.17). She invited Mr. Walter Dean Myers to her classroom to encourage her students to never give up (pg.80). Encouraging means you always help someone and you never let them give up. She worked with Jack from September to June.

I figured this out by inferring what Jack wrote to the qualities that Miss Stretchberry had.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Kaitlyn said...

Miss Stretchberry is an encouraging teacher because she encourages Jack to keep writing poetry. She encourages Jack to write a letter to invite Mr.Walter Dean Myers into the classroom. Encouraging people don't give up on them they keep working with them.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:45:00 AM, Blogger Dylan said...

Mrs.Stretchberry is a encouraging person because she encourages Jack to keep writing. She keeps telling him to write about a pet he has, but he doesn’t have one. She invites a famous poet to encourage her students to keep writing. Encourage means to tell people they can do it. She did this by doing stuff for him and giving him options. She worked with Jack since Sep. to the end of the school year.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Madison said...

Mrs.stretchberry is an encouraging teacher. she gives Jack alot of support. she encourages Jack to keep writting poetry because he is good at it and she believes he can do it. She encourages jack to write to mr. walter dean myers to ask him if he will come to her class. she encouraged jack that mr. walter dean myers wouldn't be mad for interpretting his poem 'love that boy'she said he would be flattered. I know that encouraging people don't give up on people.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Rachael Z. said...

Miss Stretchberry is an encouraging teacher because she types up his poems and dosen't ever give up on her students and always says something positive positive about their poems.Encouraging means to help somebody and never give up We can infer this by what Jack wrote.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Bill said...

I think Miss Streatchberry isecouraging. Why I think this is because she encouraged jack to keep on trying poems.She also let his poems be anymous.She would let Mr.Walter dean myers come and that would also enocourage jack that he could write poems like Mr.Walter dean.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Isaiah said...

MissStretchberry is an encouraging person because she types Jack's poems she doesn't give up on her students and she types the letter to Walter Dean Myers and she said he will be flattered. So thats why MissStretchberry is a encouraging person.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Katie H. said...

I think Mrs.Stretchberry is influental because influental people have the power to get someone to do somthing without demanding or using forse. She got jack to write poems without using force or demanding.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Hana said...

I think Miss Stretchberry is influentail.She always is posetive about Jacks poetry.She trys to covince Jack.She makes brownies.Influentail people are nice people.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:16:00 PM, Blogger Meghan said...

Miss Stretchberry was able to reach Jack because she puts his work on the board and lets him stay anonymous. She cooperates with him to find out what he wants to write about. Jack is very humble about his poems. Miss Stretchberry is encouraging because she never gave up on Jack. Encouraging people work with you no matter how long it takes to get you better at something.

 
At Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Miss Strechberry is a influential person because she she asks Jack to write poetry and she allows him to immate the poems she already read poems to him.Influential means having power to get someone to do something without commanding or using force.She asked him if he could write about his dog Sky. She left him anaymous when she put his poems on the board.She asked him to write to Walter Dean Myers.I found these qualties by going to the book and seeing why she is influential.After that I made a list of why she is influential.

 
At Thursday, February 01, 2007 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Mignon said...

Miss Stretchberry was able to reach Jack because she encouraged Jack on writing poetry and read some poetry to the class, that got Jack into writing poetryand got Jack into Mr. Walter Dean Myers poetry. Jack looked up to Miss Stretchberry and showed her his poetry. Also he let Miss Stretchberry type them and put them on the board, andMiss Stretchberry let him be an anonymous for his poetry.

 
At Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

Miss.Stretchberry to me is a determined person. Determined to me to me means you never give up like she did with Jack. She read really interesting poems to get them started. Miss Strechberry gives examples of different poems cause different people like different poems. She encouraged Jack to write Mr. Walter Dean Myers./ Miss Stretchberry had worked with Jack all year long. So Jack liked poetry

 
At Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Hana said...

I think Miss Stretchberry is influential.Influentail means having the power to get others to do something without commanding them.She makes things fun and doesnt command him.She alows Jack to imatate other poems.She doesnt make him put his name on his poems and when everyone realizes there really good he gets more confident.Then he writes more poems and he likes poetry without commanding him.

 
At Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Alex said...

I think Miss.Stretchberry is a encurageing teacher because she gets inside of jack to bring out feeling to write poems. Like she made him read the dog poem and he remembered his dog so he used his feelings to make his own poems. She reads a wide varity of poems to see which one he will relate to. She alows him to see whitch one he would relate to. She alows hime to immiate other poems to get use to the fealing of creating them.She also lets him share anonymously. This is why I think miss.Stretchberry is encurageing.

 
At Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

I think Miss Stretchberry is an encouraging teacher because she encouraged Jack to write a poem(pg.4) even thought he thinks he can’t and he does, but doesn’t like it.To me an encouraging person can persuade someone to do something even if they feel like they can’t (most of the time).

 

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