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Transcript: Hyphenated Modifier: "It's a stand-up-in-front-of-everyone solo!? (Connor 146) Simile: "When you call me Odie, you sound like Kate." (Connor 81) Alliteration: Saturday turned into Sunday and Mommers still didn't show. (Connor 95) Text to Self connection: One of Addie's friend named Soula has cancer and I know many people that had cancer like my teacher, cousin, etc. Text to WORLD connection: In the book she eats Kraft easy mac and at stores they have easy mac. 5. Nestled To settle or lie comfortably. 2.Exquisite Extremely beautiful and typical delicate. I would give this book a thumbs up. It is a really descriptive book. I like how it keeps you on the edge of your seat. I also like how everything is good in the end. Addie and her mom (Mommers) are stuck living in a trailer in New York. At the corner there is a store and that’s where Addie meets her friends Soula and Elliot. Mommers got a job and meet a new friend so now she is always gone. Addie got a hamster named Piccolo. Dewight is her step father and he is trying to get Addie to live with him. Addie set the trailer on fire and from there all things went downhill. At the end of the book Addie finally went to live with Dewight, Hannah and the littles. Pete and Mommers live with each other waiting for the arrival of their new baby. The high turning point is when the trailer burns. This is because after that Mommers gets taken to jail. Soula passed away, and of course their house got burned down. Antagonist 1. Plunked To throw, push, drop, put, etc. Text to TEXT connection: This book is like The Book Thief because Addie and Liesel are both living in small homes and poor conditions. 3. Wriggled To twist and turn with quick writhing movements. Zesty Words Theme The main setting of the book is in their trailer. This took place in 2008. It is in Schenectady, New York. Climax Thumbs up Rising Action Connections Writers Tricks The antagonist is Mommers. She is always gone when Addie needs her the most. Also she makes lots of bad choices. She leaves Addie alone for two to three weeks. Also she never leaves money so Addie has to scrape food together. Protagonist The problem is solved when Mommers comes to see Addie. Mommers and Pete have a baby to take care of. Addie is signed over to Dewight and everything is at peace. Falling Action Thumbs down The moral is no matter how bad things get just hope and it will get better. Setting Addie is the main character. Her personality is someone who can go with the flow and try to make a bad situation work. Others think of her as a nerd except for her friend Helena. She has to face many challenges but her friends and family are there for her. Or 4. Cupped Hollowed like a cup; Cup shape; to scoop Waiting for Normal By: Leslie Connor The rising action is that Mommers is never home and she has a surprise on the way. They don’t live in a good house because Mommers could not pay the mortgage. She always is out late and doesn't come home for long periods of time, and when she does there are a million excuses. Conclusion

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Transcript: Plot Slide 2 Waiting For Normal Images the author uses to speak to readers are ones that the characters have built up in their heads to give the reader a sense of excitement. "I thought trailers were always in trailer parks. I expected a little grass patch out front, daisy-shaped pinwheels stuck into the ground , one of those white shorty fences and a garden home" (Pg 1 Connor). Setting Notes The setting of my story sets the mood by putting a negative affect over it. "The thing was dingy and faded...It was plunked down on a few stacks of cinder blocks at the corner of Freeman's Bridge Road..." (Pg 5 Connor). Images the author uses to speak to readers are ones that the characters have built up in their heads to give the reader a sense of excitement. "I thought trailers were always in trailer parks. I expected a little grass patch out front, daisy-shaped pinwheels stuck into the ground , one of those white shorty fences and a garden home" (Pg 1 Connor). Exposition- Addie's stepfather is dropping off Addie's mom and her at a trailer due to the divorce. Inciting Incident- Addie meets Soula and Elliot at the mini-mart. Rising Action- Addie finds out about Dwight's new wife to be. Climax- Addie started a fire in the trailer and the state removed her from there. Falling Action- Soula dies due to cancer but Elliot gives Addie a letter that said Soula's last goodbye. Resolution-Addie got to live with Dwight and be with Bryanna,Katie, and Hannah. The central problem of the story is that Addie got seperated from her family, which is very challenging for her because her mom isnt very supportive. "They're Dwight's kids, I'm not . (like I said our family is full of twists and turns. Characters: Protagonist and Antagonist Setting Slide 2 The people/ circumstances that keep the main character from achieving her goals is her mother. "What? I stopped working to look at her. "Does your momma have some troubles? I didn't answer. "Maybe something with her moods? ...Does she get real happy then real sad" (Pg 100 Connor). The people that are most important in Addie's life is her sisters and her step-dad who she really wants to be with. "I told you I tried to get custody. My Heart pumped... He tried to get custody of me" (Connor pg 131)! Plot

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Transcript: 14th Week Consulting interns can be expensive Time and Money Personal Experience Preliminary Design Stage NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 New and Existing Education, Business, and Mercantile Definition of Project This app would be used to provide interns and recent graduates with an outline of guidelines for how to design and review designs of specific occupancies. With the given time frame, I will be writing the information that will go into the app Begin parametric study: Speak with my mentor and Jason to understand more about what critical variables I could concentrate on for this app. Choose those parameters and begin my study Gather information from NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 for new and existing education, business, and mercantile occupancies. By: Breanne Thompson Next Steps (Continued) Finish preparing for Draft of Analysis Pull together and discuss results of project Draw my conclusions and state future work needed Turn in Final Paper! 10th and 11th Week Turn in my parametric study Begin draft of analysis Map out the process of the app for the key elements 15th Week References Next Steps 7th Week Prepare for Final Presentation Summarize my draft of analysis into presentation Work on how to incorporate a live demonstration for my presentation App Development Background Information 8th-9th Week Continuous Process Objective-C for Apple products Java for Android products 6 months of studying Places to Learn: Codecademy, iOS Dev Center, Android Developers Training Hire App Developer will cost thousands Prepare Final Paper Dive into Shark Tank! 1. 2. 6th Week Background Presentation 12th-13th Week

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

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