Independent Reading Project part two- Emily Boldt

Independent Reading Project part two- Emily Boldt

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For ELA second quarter.

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  • Stacy
  • Pyrrhic Victory Lesson Today! Please open to page 120
  • Peter
  • Andy
  • Whatever teacherdude *eye roll*
  • Class, please read the board.
  • Stacy
  • Peter
  • What about if you were a big sports star, and you made loads of money, and you bought big houses and you drove fast cars, but when your time in the limelight was over, you ended up unhappy because you didn’t know what the point of your life had been? Would that be a Pyrrhic victory? 
  • So here's an example of a pyrrhic victory
  • Andy
  • Peter's thoughts after what his teacher just said.
  • Peter
  • He's right. It would be a Pyrrhic victory. Because when the golden days are over, and you were just lying on your deathbed, watching the instant replay of your life, wouldn't it be pretty depressing to think you'd wasted your best years playing a game...
  • Blah, blah, blah
  • In this first cell, the teacher Mr. McArthur has first asked his class to open his notes, then he started teaching them about what a Pyrrhic victory is.
  • Yea, it's just something that Mr. McArthur said about that Pyrrhic victory thing.
  • Are you worried about something?
  • Mr. McArthur gave them an example of what a Pyrrhic victory was. This is when Peter, the main character, started thinking about his life, and that all of the stuff the teacher was describing was his goal. 
  • Peter's Thoughts
  • So, this is it. My life is ruined.
  • After the teacher's long lesson, Peter was able to be alone in his thoughts. He could think about what the teacher had said in more detail. And he started to think, maybe he should re-think his decisions of what he wanted to do with his life.
  • Three weeks post-Pyrrhic victory lesson
  • Peter's girlfriend Stacy asked him what's wrong. And even now, he's re-thinking his decision of having her as a girlfriend. 
  • Peter
  • Stacy
  • Peter starts to think about how his life will never be the same now that he knows if he pursues his "dream" of becoming a football star, he would have a miserable life afterward.
  • Peter
  • Even though Peter's not listening in class, he's still happy because a couple of weeks ago he was able to talk with his teacher, and now he's found a major he really likes and would like to study in college!
  • I can't believe I'm going to study sports management!
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