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 Blog Post Activity (Blue, Red, Purple) in the project briefcase. Additional posts made to this blog will count as extra credit in this class.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Post #11 - Post-reading Question #3 - Your Recommendation

Now that you have finished Crispin, would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Post #10 - Post Reading Question #2 - Prediction

What do you think Crispin's life will be like when he is 25 years old? Be descriptive in your writing and give reasons for your thinking.

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Post #9 - Post-reading Question #1 - The Middle Ages

What did you learn about the Middle Ages from reading this book? Be specific and use a few examples.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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?

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Friday, January 20, 2017

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.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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?

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

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?

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Monday, December 12, 2016

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 Crispin about his father?

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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?

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

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?