The setting of the Grand Canyon and sub-themes about playing chess, starting fads, and using a catapult will get kids looking up supporting information in books and on the Internet. I remember reading this when I was in elementary school, and it was great. You may think at first that this book has no place in any school setting whatsoever — that it would encourage kids to cheat on their boring after-school assignments. Dan Gutman Page Count: For Your Eyes Only!
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. April 5, at They use it so they don’t have to worry about homework. Jackson Acclaimed author Tiffany D. How Does it work? I liked how this book was written. The four children, all fifth graders in Miss Rasmussen’s class at Grand Canyon School, are as different as any four year-olds could be, but they have one thing in common all are somewhat isolated from their peers.
You may think at first that this book has no place in any school setting whatsoever — that it would encourage kids to cheat on their boring after-school assignments.
It was very full of action summsry it’s also funny. For Your Eyes Only! The whole thing starts because Sam is anti-homework, especially the daily fill in-the-blank worksheets his first-year teacher Miss Rasmussen hands out. Judy is a stuck-up snob in the beginning, and she has her ring of friends, but is despised among others.
April 8, at Which of the four main characters is most like or unlike you and why? Sam, or as other people call him, Snik, is in an awkward position as the new kid in school.
There is a boy named Ronnie and he is suspocious when Snickwad starts getting A’s because he never gets A’s. Brenton, however, has a secret homework machine that only he knows about. The title also made me curious and eager to read it.
I read the book for my book report and i loved it. He is anxious to find out how he is now getting A’s. This was a short book, with easy vocab and plot, so I would recommend this book to kids ages 8 to tje I thought this book was a great one. This book doesn’t have any pictures but it’s a very descriptive book. Everything I write is no good. You are commenting using your Google account. When Brenton and his three classmates are assigned to the same study group by their first-year teacher, the others discover that Brenton has created a time-saving gadget to do his homework for him.
Do you remember my review of The Red Pyramid? March 28, at 8: They don’t want anyone to know about it. Which one would or would not be your friend and why?
Review: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman – Literature Young Adult Fiction
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The class clown, luckily, can define a potential friend from an enemy. Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
Review: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Having perfect grades is something new for these three, and as they meet on a daily basis to do homework, they find that they’re learning a lot about each other. For instance, you began your first paragraph with a few fragments. Simon and Schuster Genre: Facebook Twitter Email Print.
I had a hunch after your last reviews on the Hunger Games that you were taking on a style of the book in your review. It machhine made my inner grammar freak twitch.
Kelsey is just an average kid who gets grades just high enough to get her through the year, and desperately wants to be out of school.