Over the course of our 6th grade year, our class has used a program called Membean which helps people learn vocabulary. It gives you new words, and then gives different ways to study them. I have found it to be very helpful in learning because the program asks the questions in ways that makes it easier to remember the words. There are also quizzes on Membean. These quizzes are similar to the quizzes we take in class, but are different because they give multiple choice options, which I find better for learning. My class wrote letters to one of the people at Membean about suggestions and things we liked about Membean, and he responded to every one of them. Overall, I think Membean is very good for learning.
I’m going to review the series Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. I like this series because the suspense in the books is really good. I also like how Mull adds a whole different reality to our “normal” reality. It makes you wonder, are we really alone in this world? If not, then are the other being(s) sharing the world with us friendly or hostile? Mull creates this whole world that none of the main characters even imagined was real, and then hits them in the face with the news. “Hey, all the creatures that you have ever heard of in myths and legends are real. Have a nice day!!” I especially love the suspense at the end of his books. Mull ends with something crucial, like one of the main characters dying, or getting kidnapped, or the main antagonist in the series is suddenly free from his/her unbreakable prison.In conclusion, I hope you love this series as much as I did. But if you don’t, post a comment on this blog post explaining why.