The authors way of describing some words left you on the edge of your seat. Some of the words he used to describe nouns were outstanding and they are words that I would never use in my writings, but I will start using them in my everyday language. Another thing I liked about the author's writing is how he left you with questions at the end of a chapter. In the last two paragraphs of a chapter, the author would explain what was happening at that moment and then something good, strange, or bad would happen and it would keep you in suspense until the start of the next chapter. I liked that the author kept me interested in the writing because it reeled me into the story so I didn’t feel the need to start to drift away from it.
Before he was put into prison, he had murdered ten people. Dennis is the son of William and Dorothea Rader, he is the oldest son out of a total of four boys. Rader went to Riverview Elementary School and was a boy scout and was heavily involved in church groups and projects. By his own admission, he says he developed fantasies about bondage, control and torture from an early age, while still in grade school. He admits to having killed cats and dogs by hanging them as a youth.
Lewis expresses his argument throughout the use of different chapters. Although, he does give the readers a bit of confusion when he is telling the reader to wait till the next chapter where he resumes a point he talks about in the previous chapter. However, Lewis does give a lot of examples to the readers in each chapter that support his claim that allows the reader to believe what he is trying to say. Even though he kept his chapters relatively short, Lewis provides the reader with a lot of information. This makes it easy for the readers to follow through and be able to read the book in a short amount of time.
America’s mayors have come to a consensus that these weapons of mass destruction are destroying the nation’s communities, cities, and families. Nutter goes on to reveal some surprising information, stating that out of the average 100,000 people that are shot each year, over 30 percent end up dying, while only 10 percent were intentional homicides (Lane 2015). Every year approximately 18,000 children are shot, only further proving the school shooter epidemic our country faces. This sort of violence is nearly exclusive to urban areas, as cities make up 15 percent of the population but account for 39 percent gun related murders and 23 percent total homicides. Nutter is proposing a ban on assault weapons, quite similar to a 1994 ban that decreased total gun murders by 6.7 percent and the types of shootings they were most often used in, specifically ones with multiple victims and police officers as victims.
The Mc Martin Trials Mass hysteria has been known to influence people’s behavior throughout history. There are many known cases in the world; for instance, there is the infamous Salem Witch trials, a mass delusion that killed over 40 people in 1692. It is believed to have such power that it can pilot entire nations. One of the best known cases in mass delusions in the past decades in the United States happened in the small town of Manhattan Beach in California in 1983. Virginia Mc Martin, founder of the Mc Martin preschool, jointly with her family and staff were accused of child molestation, sodomy and satanic ritual abuse toward their students.
This reader goes back to certain words, paragraphs, even sections and tries to find out if the author meant something else by his words. His writing, even though it’s modern, drags a little bit as if he was trying to fill pages before he went to the climax. This story was not boring, but it made me inpatient. I was constantly waiting for the next exciting scene. Slowly, disappointment came from me in this story.
On December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, twenty year old Adam Lanza open fired on Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza was supposedly wearing all black except for a military vest when he entered the school, killing twenty-six people, twenty of which were children. Police later discovered the before Lanza left his house to shoot and kill twenty-six innocent people, he fatally shot his mother. After the shooting, Lanza committed suicide at the
A single death greatly affected me. On February 8, 2014, after getting into the car with an impaired driver, my eighteen year old friend was killed in a horrific drinking and driving accident. I soon realized that dwelling on the past was not going to resurrect Francis. I channeled my grief into doing something productive; I was inspired to initiate, organize, and lead a Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter within my school. Having to build the club from scratch, I spent countless hours discussing ideas with my principal Mr. Keller, and devising plans with the school’s drug counselor, Mr. Patten.
How much can a person handle? When is it too much? Too much suffering, too much grief? Young lost teenage souls are wandering around, seeking for help, but without response. Between 500,000 and 1 million young people commit suicide each year and 24% of High School students have seriously considered it.
Hundreds of years later, cases such as these happen all too frequently. In May 21st, 1998, Springfield, Oregon was struck with the news of a school shooting at Thurston High School. 15 year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school.
Another angry kid shoots up a school full of kids, or was the cause of this tragedy darker than we could have imagined? “Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 armed with an AR-15 rifle and other firearms. He killed 20 children and six educators” (Scinto). The nation was shook by the news of the shootings. Adam Lanza took twenty-six lives days before Christmas.
Serious violent crimes at school hit a peak in the 1990s, when a series of school shootings and copycat shootings claimed the lives of a relatively large number of students. In the 2006-2007 school year there were 27 homicides and 8 suicides that took place at school. These school violence statistics equals one death at school for every 1.6 million students. In the same time period, however, there were 1.7 million nonfatal crimes committed at school, ranging from assault to theft. These school violence statistics show 46 crimes per 1,000 students.
Monthly Student Reaction Form Name: Victor G Month: November Book: Soldier 's Heart Author: Gary Paulsen Date started/Date completed: 11/4 - 11/23 Pages Read: 106 Rating of book (1-5, with 5 being best): ♛♛♛ 1. Briefly SUMMARIZE the book. The book, Soldier 's Heart is about a boy named Charley Goddard, he is 15, and he signs up for the military and he has to lie about his age, and the reason he signs up is that it is a “one in a lifetime deal” type of thing. He fought in many wars in the military, which put him at high risk to death which is how he found out that the war was terrible and hard, and he barely survived. After fighting in many battles he leaves the army with “soldiers heart” which meant that he basically
The writing style affects the reader by creating a connection between both the author and the reader. As he tells his story, he lacks quotation marks. Though I, myself, experienced no problem identifying who said what, other readers might struggle. However, McCourt wrote Angela’s Ashes long after his childhood. Remembering exactly