Thursday, 17 June 2010

KPE Episode 276: "Duster"

Litia and Vivienne, Year 5 students from Room 15, have been reading "Duster" by Margaret Beames. This story will appeal to all dog lovers. "Fliss is playing softball at school with her friends when she finds a small, bedraggled dog by the boundary fence. It’s exhausted , hungry and responsive to the children’s attention. The name Duster is agreed on. The group of friends explore several possibilities for keeping their canine companion. They are reminded by the adults involved of the practical barriers to instant and unplanned dog ownership. A stopgap solution is found and Duster becomes involved in the school community, though not without unforeseen consequences."

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23 comments:

  1. I am visiting this site for Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class Microcomputing Systems in Education at The University of South Alabama.
    Litia and Vivienne: I thought you two did an excellent job reviewing the story of Duster! I was very excited to hear that the teacher took him home. If he hadn't, then the fire probably would not have been put out in time. Do you agree with the author that every dog needs a good home?

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  2. Hi Girls! I am also visiting this site for Dr. Strange's EDM310 class. I really love dogs so I found this book very interesting! Thanks to you girls I now want to go buy this book to read.

    Very good job!

    Christina Motes

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  3. Girls, what a fabulous job! I am amazed as I listen to the blogs from your school how fluid all of the students are able to read the scripts. Keep up the excellent work.

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  4. Hello Litia and Vivienne! I am a student from the University of South Alabama in the United States. I am visiting this site because of a classroom assignment. I like the story Duster! I also appreciated that Litia talked about how her dog, Jess, is similar to Duster. This made the story more personal. Great work girls!

    Erin

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  5. Hi girls, I am from Dr. Strange's class, too. I was most impressed by your use of "first, next, then, and finally." You are showcasing some excellent sequencing skills. In addition, your dialogue was very fluent. You made the story come to life as you incorporated personal experiences with your own dog. I wish I could meet Duster. I guess I will just have to read the book. It is so awesome to see you using technology at such an advanced level. I say advanced because I am just learning how to utilize podcasting and other technical tools. If you would like to see some of the things we have been learning here is a link to my blog. My Blog

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  6. Hi, this is James Marshall from EDM 310 class. Wonderful job. I just got a dog 2 days ago! You both read very well.

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  7. Great job girls!!! I am a student in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class at The University of South Alabama. I really enjoyed your presentation! I feel as though I need to read the book for myself now! You both did a fantastic job presenting the book to your audience. Keep up the good work!

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  9. Great job on the podcast. I am amazed every time I see your class give a podcast. I really hope you keep doing these podcast because they will help you with so many other things in life. This is a good book for dog lovers.

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  10. Hi Everyone,

    Thank you so much for commenting on mine and Vivienne's podcast. We are both so happy. I hope you guys can comment on our other podcasts or even our own blogs. Click on the website above to check out mine.
    Thanks again

    Litia

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  11. Hey Girls! You both did a fantastic job! I just wonder what the dogs real name was??? I know they named him Duster but he had to have a name before that. You have me thinking so now I have to go out and get the book. It may not even say but I would like to know the ending of the story also. Keep up the great work!!

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  12. Hello girls! I am visiting from Dr. Strange's EDM310 class. I really enjoyed your post and can't wait to possibly see some more! Keep up the good work1

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  13. Hi girls! I really enjoyed watching. Such a great book! Both of you did a great job!

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  14. Hi girls, I am also from Dr. Strange's EDM310 class. You two did an excellent review of "Duster." This book sounds like something my daughter would like to read. She also listened to your podcast and thought you two did very well.

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  15. Litia and Vivienne you two did a wonderful job. I enjoyed learning about Duster! I love dogs. Great work on presenting the book to listeners.

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  16. Hello girls, my name is Nichole and I am from Dr. Strange's EDM310 class as well. I thought you did a great job on the podcast. I have a dog that I found behind a building near my house. My dog is a Jack Russell mix and she is really short and really fat. She is white and has big brown spots and a brown head so I named her Cookie.

    Anyway, I thought this was a great story and I hope to hear more podcasts from both of you soon.

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  17. Girls, I absolutely love dogs. I recently gave my dog away so the story made me really miss her. I've gotta go get the book to see what happens to Duster next.

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  18. Wonderful job Litia and Vivienne! You are all so very well prepared during your podcasts. I enjoy listening and watching your graphics. Good story, too!

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  19. I have enjoyed listening about Duster! It was a great story and you guys are awesome at podcasting!

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  20. Hi litia and Vivenne,

    That was a great podcast and later on I would like to read Duster. I love animals but most of all I love cats and dogs and I have a cat at home and his name is called Jaba . Keep up the great work.

    By Brooklyn

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  21. I was really interested to see what happened to the dog after this. I am a dog lover one-hundred percent. Great Job.

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  22. Hey girls! I am also from the class at the University of South Alabama. You guys discussed the book with such great details and in perfect order of events that I could follow along as if I was reading the book myself. Sure wish I knew how it ended. You did a very professional job. I hope one day I can make interesting podcast like you did.

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  23. Hi!!
    I am from Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class in the United States, and I really enjoyed this podcast. I love dogs, and this story really touched my heart. You girls did a wonderful job with this podcast. Keep up the great work!!

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