Friday, January 15, 2016

Analyzing Fiction

Here are some students in action analyzing fictional works

Here are some of their plot diagrams: 

Watch this entertaining video where students read the story creatively.


Famous Person
My famous person plays baseball. He is in the hall of fame and is the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. He plays second base and first base. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was born in Cairo, GA on born in January 31, 1919.  He has four siblings and three kids. He died on October 24, 1972. He was named Rookie of the year in 1947 and a world series champ in 1955.  He said “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”. Can you figure out my person?   

-Kaylee J.

Question of the week

I asked Billy, ”Every time you go to a fast food restaurant, how do you feel about eating the leftover parts of a cow?” Billy said, “I feel disgusted but it would be resourceful because of the people who waste the meat they don’t like. If people keep wasting, we won’t have very many animals left to eat.” Then he said, “We will have to eat vegetables and we won’t get our protein. We won’t live healthy lives.” Then I asked, “What are your favorite fast food restaurants, and are you still going to go to them?” He said, “I don’t have a favorite fast food place but I will occasionally go to fast food places.”


2 Truths and a Lie

1. My pets and siblings: I had 3 dogs named Max, Edward, and Mandy. Max died at an old age. I have 3 cats; they are all alive.Their names are Misty, Angel, and Molly. I have 3 sisters; their names are Nevaeh, Rachel, and, Katie. My sister Nevaeh fell off a fence and split her head open and had to get stitches. I have no brothers. I have a niece named Tina (she is 2), and have a lot of cousins.

2. My cousin Devin is 12. He rides a 2016 kx 85 dirt bike. He broke his arm at Cycle Land, a place where you practice and race DirtBikes. He broke his arm on his old Honda crf 150, twice in the same spot. I ride dirt bikes with him but I need to get a new one now.

3. My technology: I have a ps4 that I play on all day long. I also have a Smartwatch. I have an Iphone 6 that connects to the Smartwatch which is an Apple watch. My mom and dad are rich, and my birthday is also in 2 months.

By: Brysen


  1. Savannah, Russell, Tyler and Raiden - great job reading the story! I especially liked the choral "moo" that was happening.

    Kaylee - Being a sports fan, I know who your famous person is. Did you know that Major League Baseball has a day named after him> Every player on every teams wears #42 in remembrance of him? Pretty neat fact and what an honor!

    Brysen - I'm guessing that #3 is false. I'm pretty sure that #2 is true since I know Devin pretty well. ;-)

    I missed seeing the question of the week. What happened?

    Ms. Farrar

  2. Brysen,
    I think that #3 is a lie.


    I don't know!

    :) Kylynn

  3. Kaylee I don't know who your famous person is (??????)

    Brysen I think #2 is a lie

    I really liked the presentations they were so interesting to learn about!!!!

    -Margarita :)

  4. Brysen- I think 2 is a lie.


  5. Brysen I think #3 is a lie .

  6. Brysen- I think number three is a lie -Michael

  7. Brysen-I think number three is a lie

  8. Hi Ms Davis the blogs look great I can't wait till it's my turn!!!

    Kaylee- I love sports but don't know who your famous person is???

    Brysen- I'm guessing number 3 is a lie!

    -Natisha :) ;)

  9. Kaylee-I have no clue who your famous person is
    Brysen-I think #3 is a lie

  10. Kaylee- I don't know who youre person is
    Brysen- I think number 3 is a lie


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