This has 4 main character Sam Kelsy Judy and Brenton. Create account or Sign in. This book was 4 stars because it was not so exiting the whole time. Their teacher is suspicious of the suddenly errorless work, and other friends resent the time that they spend together. Brenton is super smart.

Jul 20, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: January 6, In 3. Notify administrators if there is objectionable content in this page. So in the third grade me and my friend Alex read the homework machine because we thought it would be good and the story had no dialogue no plot and no conclusion so after we read and rated it re rate it with 2 stars. When I started reading, this book had me confused at the beginning. 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. Judy is a stuck-up snob in the beginning, and she has her ring of friends, but is despised among others.

After a while, their teacher got suspicious about their grades.

I wouldn’t recommend this book to you. It didn’t take us long to know who was talking and who they each were. Which one would or would not be your friend and machinr

The Homework Machine

Miss Rasmussen decides to give a surprise quiz with interesting results. I remember reading this when I was in elementary school, and it was great. There’s long-haired, rebellious, cool guy Sam Dawkins; fun-loving, unacademic, pink-haired Kelsey Donnelly, African American grind Judy Douglas, and friendless genius Brenton Damagatchi.


I also thought that this book was really different because of the format it isn’t verse but it isn’t just regular either its more of an interview in a book telling the story.

It worked out because they were getting interviewed while telling the whole story at the same time. I did not like it at all but I read it along time but just gave up. This device shows the developing relationships through the kids’ own observations. Gr Fifth-grader Brenton is a computer genius, but the other three members of his work group think he’s a nerd.

The Homework Machine

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. They all hate dann The chronology and confession of their ill-fated escapade is related entirely through a series of transcripts, narrated by the four contrite kids, their parents, classmates, and Miss Rasmussen.

Apr 13, Jake Funaki rated it really liked it.

the homework machine by dan gutman summary

They went to the principal’s office and talked for a bit. And they go there every day.

the homework machine by dan gutman summary

Most every child dreams of the day when their is no more homework, and this book explores that fantasy and the age old wise tale of “be careful what you wish for. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

the homework machine by dan gutman summary

Brenton, however, has a secret homework machine that only he knows about. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I thought this was book was just okay, in that maachine dragged on for me by the middle and all the way through to the end. By the way, nice report. Hard cover Grade Reading Level: Eventually, after many rumors leak out, they are caught by the police and have to explain everything.


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Is this book in for a giveaway or could it be? The machine actually works, and Kelsey, Sam, and Judy convince him to let them use it. Knight, School Summwry Journal “Booktalkers will find this a natural, particularly for those hard-to-tempt readers whose preferred method of computer disposal involves a catapult and the Grand Canyon.

Jan 13, Adam Nielson rated it it was amazing.

This was a short book, with easy vocab and plot, so I would recommend this book to kids ages 8 to Follow crosscountryreading on WordPress. The 4 main characters are S bj. Change the name also URL address, possibly the category of the page. I really like the format of the book its something that I personally I have never read before I thought it was a really awesome book and I would recommend to people who hate homework.

Put it in your lesson plan. He invented the machine to create spare time for himself.