Jeff: Trapped, who, who, who was trapped in death cave?
Wallace, B. (1984). Trapped in death cave. New York: Pocket Books.
Balah and Jeff used a fictional storybook, Trapped in Death Cave (Wallace, 1984) --which they found in the media center and heard from a peer was the "scariest book in the school"--to inspire a horror story constructed to achieve their joint social goal of "scare(ing) the girls." Although neither boy was familiar with the contents of this chapter book, they used the pictures and selected words they could read as cues to inspire their computer story. The dominant interaction pattern displayed by these two composing partners emphasized a shared social goal of maintaining cohesion and joint purpose. In contrast with the two previous groups, these boys' individual goals appeared to be similar to their shared goal. Both boys negotiated collaborative roles across the activity according to their perceptions of their own and their partner's strengths. For example, if one boy was perceived to have a strength in writing, he was assigned to the task of writing. Balah and Jeff's management of turn-taking based on their perceptions of personal strengths is in marked contrast to the three girls' system of "management through equity," in which fair turn-taking was considered more important than individual skills.
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace - A CURSED TREASURE
Shadow on the Snow, Trapped in Death Cave, and A Dog Called Kitty all started out as books for his students. However, it took ten long years for his first book (A Dog Called Kitty) to be accepted for publication. Since then, this former elementary-school teacher has written over 25 books and won numerous awards. Other favorites include: Red Dog, Buffalo Gal, Danger in Quicksand Swamp, Beauty, Aloha Summer, Watchdog and the Coyotes, and Coyote Autumn.