All students must respond to the first post (Beginning Question). Each student must make an additional 3 blog posts during the time we are reading this book. These 3 posts need to be made here on the blog and then copied and pasted into the ECHO Blog Post Activity (Required Blog Comment #1, #2, and #3). Additional posts made to this blog will count as extra credit in this class.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Post #8: Is Crispin a Threat?

Why do you think that Crispin is such a threat to Lady Furnival and John Aycliffe? What do you think will happen to Crispin if he is caught by the Furnivals?

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

If you are using this for extra credit look at the grading rubric before writing your response. Extra credit comments do not get submitted in ECHO.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Post #7: The Medieval Town

When Crispin enters Great Wexly he is most taken by the terrible smell.  Imagine that you were a resident of a medieval town, describe some of the smells you encounter.  Why does it smell so badly?  Could you live in these conditions today? Why or why not?

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

If you are using this for extra credit look at the grading rubric before writing your response. Extra credit comments do not get submitted in ECHO.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Post #6 - A Mummer's Life

After Bear and Crispin enter a village and give their performance many of the villagers are eager to talk to them and ask them many questions. Why are these villagers so curious? What makes their lives and the lives of Bear (and now Crispin) so different from their own? Use examples in your answers.

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

If you are using this for extra credit look at the grading rubric before writing your response. Extra credit comments do not get submitted in ECHO.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Post #5 - Bear's Take on Knowledge

On page 100 Bear says, "Ah, Crispin, if I have learned one thing it's that he who knows a bit of everything, knows nothing. But he who knows a little bit well, knows much of all." What do you think Bear means by this statement?

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

If you are using this for extra credit look at the grading rubric before writing your response. Extra credit comments do not get submitted in ECHO.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Post #4 - Bear

Crispin meets and becomes bound to a large man who calls himself "Bear." Do you think Crispin should trust Bear? Do you think Crispin should try and escape from Bear? Why or why not?

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Post #3 - Father Quinel's Secret

In Chapter 8 Father Quinel tells Crispin of his real name, warns him that he must flee for his life, and promises to tell Crispin about his father before he leaves.  What do you think Father Quinel will tell/would have told Crispin about his father?

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Post #2 - Crispin Is Attacked

What could be the reason for John Aycliffe's attack on Crispin? Why do you think Crispin's home was destroyed? What do you think this means for Crispin?

Remember to write using proper grammar, answer all the questions and do a good job!

If this answer will be used as one of your required comments be sure to submit it in ECHO as well. Remember to copy and paste both the Question (in the title box) and your response (in the content box) into the Echo journal activity #1, #2 or #3.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Post #1: Beginning Question

Based on the title of the book (Crispin - The Cross of Lead), the picture on the cover, and what you know about the Middle Ages, what do you think this book will be about? Be sure to explain yourself by giving reasons why you think what you do.