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Mariah Wilson, Rachael Randall, and Sydney Mossman Block: 2

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Prizi project.
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Carolyn Meyer

on 27 April 2011

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Transcript of Mariah Wilson, Rachael Randall, and Sydney Mossman Block: 2

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Essential Question: I think fear causes more confusion than facts. If you have more facts you understand more and you wouldn't be very confused. If you are feeling fear you don't think about anything other than to get away. So that's what makes me think fear causes more confusion than facts. Vocabulary:
1. Transfixed: v. A. Cause (someone) to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment. B. Pierce with a sharp implement or weapon. This evening he spent 15 minutes transfixed by the tiger mask that hangs from Jonny's door.
2. Intimidated: v. Frighten or overawe (someone), esp. in order to make them do what one wants. That lawyer is intimidating.
3. Defiant: adj. boldly resisting authority or an opposing force. She has a defiant attitude.
4. Idiosyncrasy: n. A mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual. One of his little idiosyncrasies was always preferring to be in the car first.
5. Menace: n. A person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger. The snakes are a menace to farm animals.
6. Converging: v. (of several people or things) Come together from different directions so as eventually to meet. Two separate people whose lives converge briefly from time to time. Plot Summary 1. People on Maple Street heard a loud roar and saw a flash of light.
2. "Power" went out on Maple Street--cars, portable radios, house lights and street lights, phones, and lawn mowers.
3. Pete Van Horn went to another street to see if their power was off. 4. Tommy doesn't want anyone to leave because he thinks the "monsters" don't want them to leave. 5. Goodman's car starts by itself. 6. Weird things happen on Maple Street--house lights go off and on, cars start and stop 7. Everyone on Maple Street start to blame Goodman for being the "alien" 8. They start to blame Steve for talking to aliens on a ham radio. 9. Charlie shot something that came out of the bushes and it was Pete Van Horn 10. Everyone starts to blame the little boy Tommy. 11. Figure 1 and Figure 2 start talking about there being " other Maple Streets." Character: Steve, sensible; Steve was the sensible person on Maple Street. He was the man that tries to make everyone listen to reason. Charlie, jumpy; shot Pete Van Horn. Was quick to make conclusions about who the "aliens" are. WDYTN: We think fear still causes more confusion than facts. They proved that in the movie because they all started turning on each other because they were scared of the "monsters". Tommy informer; informed everyone on Mapple Street about the "aliens". Was blamed of being an "alien" in the end. "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Ron Serling Elements of Literature. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
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