Mr. B. Shea
20 August 2016
Reader Response for Fiction:
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
1) Copy a passage that you find particularly beautiful or powerful. What devices
(imagery, figurative language, etc.) did the auth
Whats In A Name? Project
TABLE OF CONTENTS
HEAVEN OR NEVAEH
Trends are a general direction in which something is developing or
changing. In the case of this name trend; the trend is upward. Someone started a
trend in which
Writers Studio 12
1. Why do many people argue that not being able to serve in combat has hurt women's
According to the article, Women Warriors many people believe that since women cannot serve in
combat, their mil
WRITERS STUDIO 11
1. Summarize the author's purpose in the first three paragraphs of the article.
The authors purpose in the first three paragraphs of the article is to show how the women in
Saudi Arabia are so repressed that they
WRITERS STUDIO 10
Read "How We Got Football" from the December 14, 2015 issue of Upfront and respond to each
of the following in a complete paragraph:
1. What was the "football crisis" gripping the nation in 1905?
The "football cr
Writers Studio 9
1. Summarize the central ideas of the article.
The central ideas of the article Cuba & The U.S.: A New Start?" written by Veronica Majerol is
centered around the new relationship being created between Cub
WRITERS STUDIO 7
1. Why do you think conflicts between remote indigenous tribes and South American
villagers are on the rise?
I think conflicts between remote indigenous tribes and South American villagers are on the rise
WRITERS STUDIO 6
Read: "World Affairs 2016" pages 14-39 and answer each in a complete paragraph:
1. How might the maps in World Affairs 2016 help you make sense of news events in the
The maps in World Affairs 2016 hel
WRITERS STUDIO 4
Read "Changing the World" from the October 12, 2015 issue of Upfront
1. This article's introduction suggests that millennials get a bad rap for using technology for
frivolous things (taking selfies, playing video games, et
Writers Studio 3
1. Summarize the article's central idea.
The articles central idea is to show how much of a struggle migrants face. It explains reasons
as to why they are fleeing their countries to smuggle into another one, the t
Writers Studio 2
Read "What's the Deal With the Iran Deal?" p. 12-13 and answer the following in complete
1. What does each side gain in the recently signed agreement? Do you think its a fair deal?
WRITERS STUDIO 1
Read What They Did for Their Summer Vacation page 8
1. Summarize the authors purpose in the first three paragraphs of the article.
The authors purpose in the first three paragraphs of the article was to introduce
the topic of child labor.
Writers Studio # 13
1. Why is New Hampshire considered a critical state for presidential candidates in general
and for Carly Fiorina in particular?
New Hampshire is considered a critical state for presidential candidates in genera
READ THROUGH CH. 20 IN CATCHER AND RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. In Holdens mind, women are either wholesome, non-sexual beings or bad,
sexually troublesome (and pretty confusing) beings. Brainstorm all of t
Extra Assignment 1
The United States and Cuba have cut off all connections to each other for
over half a century. President Obama decided that these connections would be
restored when he took office in 2008. President Obama allowe
The Catcher in the Rye Discussion Questions
1. How does Holden describe his parents? His older brother, D.B? His history teacher, Old
Holden describes his parents as occupied before he was born and as nice a
A Modest Proposal Proposed Solution
What is the proposed solution?
Eat the kids, Why?
-they will not yield above three pounds, or three
pounds and half a crown at most(Swift 52-53) The
children will make you spend more than you get
Cyrano De Bergerac: Act III
1) Cyranos true feelings spill out when he speaks for Christian. Cyranos love,
passion, affection, tenderness, admiration, and his strong desire to be with
Roxanne, comes out during his con
Cyrano Act IV
1) As Cyrano leads the cadets into battle, sympathy, sorrow, and disappointment were
my feelings. As Cyrano was about to confess his true feelings, and possibly have
Roxanne return his feelings, but the
Row 5 Seat 2
March 6, 2014
Time for a Raise? (Issue Date 2/3/14)
Multiple Choice: 1) c 2) b 3) c 4) d 5) c 6) d
In- Depth Question
What do you think the federal minimum wage should be? Why?
I think that the federal minimum wage should be somewhere
1. In your view do the benefits of surveillance outweigh privacy concerns?
In my view the benefits of surveillance outweigh privacy concerns because it keeps us safe.
Safety is much more important than privacy. According
Row 5 Seat 2
March 6, 2014
The Tiananmen Square Protest (Issue Date 1/13/14)
Multiple Choice: 1) d 2) d 3) d 4) c 5) b
In- Depth Question
How did the response if the Chinese government to the Tiananmen Square
demonstration change as the protest con
The End of Americas Car Culture?
1. Why do you think teens seem to be abandoning the car culture that their parents
According to the article The End of Americas Car Culture? some reasons that teens seem to
be abandoning the car culture. It sta
Row 5 Seat 5
Leonard Small was killed with a gun by his best friend Gregory Milton. George is
Lennies companion, someone who take care of him and also his best friend. He
completely depends upon George for guidance and protection. Lenni
Has the Arab Spring Failed?
1. What options does the U.S. have in responding to the situation in Egypt? What kind of
response do you support?
According to the article Has the Arab Spring Failed? the U.S. is considering cutting $1.5 bi
Going to War: Who Decides?
1. How is the Constitutions language about war powers an example of checks and
The Constitutions language about war powers is an example of checks and balances because
in according to the article
Gettysburg: Battle & Address
1. How did the slaves help to tip the balance of the war by the summer of 1863?
In the summer of 1863 the slaves helped tip the balance because President Lincolns
Emancipation Proclamation declared that all slaves in Confedera
Row 5 Seat 2
March 13, 2014
Edward Snowden: Traitor or Hero?
Multiple Choice: 1) d 2) d 3) d 4) a 5) c 6) d
What would you have done with the documents if you had been in
Snowdens situation? Why?
If I was in Snowdens situation and I ha