Today in class, we read aloud in pairs as Liyana and her family make the trek across the Atlantic and land in Tel Aviv. I loved listening to each pair read their sections aloud, and your melodic voices filled room 340 with a whole band of beauty for me!
Tonight, be sure to read up through page 59 in HABIBI. After reading, share your ideas about the following question in our comment section, below: Would you feel more like Liyana or Rafik if your family told you that you would be making a similar move across the Atlantic? Why?
Our word for the day today is INTREPID which means bold, fearless, or brave. An example of the word in a sentence is: My wife is intrepid in that she went skydiving while I would be shivering in fear unwilling to board the plane!
Our word of the day from yesterday was CREDIBILITY which means trustworthiness or the ability to inspire belief. An example of our word in a line would be: Nelson Mandela is a figure who possesses immense credibility in that he struggled for what he believed in for many years, and made good on his promises once elected president of South Africa.
Our quote of the day for today was "Character, not circumstance, makes the person," from Booker T. Washington.
Have a fabulous evening!