In Sherman Alexie’s book, the main character, Junior, struggles with anger about poverty on the reservation, terrible schools, and the hopelessness of his parents and sister. How much do you think he is influenced by the experiences (disappointments) his parents and sister Mary have had? How much do you think any of us is influenced by our families? Do you think we act as we do or choose the interests we have because of our families or friends? Explain your ideas in a complete answer using complete sentences.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian is the story, in part, of one young man's high school experience. Like everyone, he wants to have a good high school experience.
Tell, in your own words, what you think makes high school a good experience (at least some of the time).
**Use COMPLETE sentences and write AT LEAST 4 sentences as an answer to this question. ** (topic sentence, answer, evidence or support for your answer, conclusion sentence).
Sometimes people dream about just chucking it all and riding off into the sunset. Sometimes they tell people where they're going, and other times, they just "disappear".
Please think about these questions and answer them completely:
1. If you were to "check out" of life, where would you go? Describe the type of place you'd go, and if it's a specific place, tell where it is.
2. If you were older (22 or 23) do you think it would be right to just leave and not tell your family where you were going? Explain why or why not.
In The Gospel According to Larry, the main character writes, "...I only own seventy-five possessions. Counting all clothes, underwear, school supplies, recreational equipment, software, key to the family house -- seventy-five....Every single thing I bought was a major, MAJOR decision." (p.45)
1. What are the most important possessions you have? Name the top 3 possessions you have and describe why each is so important to you.
2. Which of your possessions do you think you could live without? Name at least 3 and explain why you think you could live without each one.
It's okay to list the possessions in bullet form. Your explanations should be complete thoughts written as complete sentences.
Here we are, at the threshold of another school year. You're another year older, and hopefully another year wiser... Every September we are given the gift of a fresh start; another chance to start over.
What do you intend to accomplish this year? Think about your individual classes, but also your friendships, your outside activities, a job, your relationship with your family, even.
1. Write down 1 thing you want to accomplish or improve today.
2. Write down 1 thing you want to accomplish or improve this week.
3. Write down 1 thing you want to accomplish or improve this quarter.
4. Write down 1 thing you want to accomplish or improve this school year.
Macbeth has killed King Duncan and the evidence is pointing to his guards. What will happen next in the story?
What will Malcolm and Donalbain do, and what do you think Banquo will do?
What do you predict will be Macbeth's next move?
Using complete sentences:
1. make 3 PREDICTIONS about what Macbeth and other characters will do next
in the story.
2. EXPLAIN your reasons for EACH PREDICTION
For many teenagers, mainly those living in America's cities,
the idea of "territory" is very important to their daily lives.
What is "territory"?
How do kids defend it?
What happens if a person strays into the wrong "territory"?
Is this something that is limited to cities, or is it out here in the suburbs too?