Transcript: Exposition: Jomo Rodgers is a high school student who loves to play football. However, he is smaller than the average player and constantly hears "if only he was bigger". Jomo is also always in the shadows of his best friend Jason, the star quarterback of the team. Over the summer between his sophomore and junior year Jomo was put on an intense weight training program to get bigger, but wasn't getting results quick enough. Jomo looks for another way to get the results and ends up turning to Ganz, a college chemistry major who says he is selling the steroids Jomo needs to become a football star. Rising Action: After a few weeks on steroids Jomo and the people around him are seeing the results. Eventually Jomo starts to see a side effect. He gets angry easily, lashes out on people over the smallest things, and generally hasn't been acting like himself. Jomo's relationship with his friends, teammates, and family start to suffer. Climax: One of the nights Jomo was hanging out with his girlfriend Miranda they started to make out and he started to unbutton her shirt. Then Jomo tried to unbutton her shorts a few times and Miranda kept pushing his hand away. Things continued and Jomo tried to tug on the buttons of her shorts again. Miranda tried to push him away but he wouldn't stop trying. To finally stop him, Miranda had to punch him in the face. Jomo tried to apologize, but she wouldn't forgive him for trying to rape her. Jomo got upset and blamed it on the steroids. Miranda was the first person to find out and she left saying that she didn't know who he was anymore. Falling Action: After the incident with Miranda Jomo told Ganz he didn't want to take them any more. Later in the week Jomo got in a shoving match with a teammate. Then he was playing chess with his father on a Friday night and got so angry that he threw the board across the room. The next day he called Ganz because he had been having terrible headaches all week. A few weeks later at a practice, Jomo knocked one of his players out by drilling him with a helmet-to-helmet collision and sent him to the hospital. His trainer tells his coach that she thinks he might be taking steroids and they confront Jomo and his dad. Jomo denies it and his dad gets furious over the accusations and gets the trainer fired. A little while later Jomo's uncle finds out he is taking steroids. His uncle promised to let Jomo tell his father himself after Jomo's game later that night. During the game Jomo made a tackle that was meant to hurt the other player and left him lying on the turf. Jomo was told by his coach to leave so he did. On his way to the locker room a reporter asked him what happened and Jomo all but told him that he was on steroids. Then Jomo headed home and on the way a cop tried to pull him over for speeding. Jomo started to cry, sped up, and tried to call home. He left his dad a message saying "Dad, please forgive me, I've screwed up so bad. I've hurt everyone". Then Jomo's car swerved and the last thing he saw was a bridge abutment. Resolution: Jomo ended up in the hospital and was in a coma for 32 days. He has a bit of memory loss for a while but eventually he remembers using the steroids and the player he hurt. Jomo also finds out that the reporter, Greg Hyatt, had been trying to talk to Jomo since he woke up. Then Jomo told his parents everything he had done to his friends, his team, and Miranda. A few days later while Jomo was talking to his father the reporter called again. Jomo's dad was about to hang up on him, but Jomo asked for the phone and told his father that he wanted to quit the lies because he can't change the past, but he can change what's going to happen. Theme Take responsibilty for your own mistakes Main Character McPherson Will Jomo's Best Friend Jomo's Trainer Jeri Plot Jomo's Girlfriend Jomo's Dad Jomo's Coach Miranda Edward Jomo's Uncle Jomo Characters By Fredrick McKissack Jr. Shooting Star Jayson George Hyatt The Reporter
Transcript: Jomo is your average high school football player. He wants nothing more than to see his team do good. He would also love to go D1, he's got the passion it takes to get there and never gives up, Jomo knows that no one got there buy luck. Descriptive Statement By: Fredrick McKissack Jr. The most important incident of the book was when Jomo's best friend Jayson starts getting calls from major colleges. This makes Jomo want to be the man, but decides to take the juice to speed things up. Jomo is an important part in the novel because without him, there wouldn't be any drama!! Quotes Important Event Summary "Five-foot eight one fifty? Man, good luck going D2!" - Fitzie ( one of Jomo's teammates) "Keep this pace and you will break the school record for most weight on bench press." - Jeri (personal trainer) The most significant event to happen was Jomo being told he wasn't fit to play college football. This moves him to the biggest choice he's ever made. The fact that this book takes place in a high school is perfect, some of the actions taken by the main character are very controversial with the fact that he is very young Shooting Star Steroids have been popular in sports for a while now. Some view them as hazardous to the body and a way to cheat the game. While it is the athletes decision, the fact that some of them are still in high school is a signal its gone too far. Descriptive Statement Character analysts: Jomo Rodgers The character effects my life in ways I appreciate. I know I could never receive the praise this guy got and know I cheated to get their attention.
Transcript: We will celebrate Hazel's birthday on May 6th. We will serve milk, water, and tuna! We will have party favors and games, including chess, hide and seek, and tag. Shh! Hazel may receive a laser toy, water dish, catnip toy, or kitty treats. As a special treat, we'll take for a walk on our roof! As we do not know her real birthday, we celebrate it on the day we adopted her. She is turning six, so this is her golden birthday. Big Presentation Over! pattern, with a brown belt made of crotchet yarn, a ragged, torn, thick lined cape, and last of all, a wooden cross. I loved doing it so much I almost wish I could do another! We are back from our trip! Looking for an answer: What kind of bird is this? (The tangerine-colored one.) It was my favorite bird at the exhibit. I would love to find out what kind it is! Kitty is so cute it makes me ANGRY! -Lulu Ellen's Writing Class Presents On Monday, all eighteen children from Ellen's writing class gave a big presentation on people of the middle ages. They would pick a person from that time, then write and memorize a 1st person perspective paper that does not mention the name of their character. Then the audience would try to guess who they were! People can also dress up for it. As mine was an execution, I wore brown suede boots, and a pale, teal dress, made with a simple $3.000 Monday, February 17, 2014 Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Happy Spring! Unfortunately, it rained the last day of winter and snowed the first day of spring! Just one month until Easter! Hazel's Golden Birthday-May 6th!!!! Hazel has been with us almost a Year Beautiful Clover! Happy Spring! Beautiful Bird Sighted Vol XCIII, No. 311 The Shooting Star By Ellen
Transcript: Setting Theme protagonist- Jomo Rodgers, a sophomore in high school who is one of the stars of the Cranmer academy football team but he was tired of being good but not good enough. Minor characters- Edward Rodgers, Jomos father , Jayson which is Jomos best friend , Uncle Will, and Miranda which is Jomos girl friend Quote-"Ask yourself a question, would Cranmer be better if I was committed? This is a team sport son but it begins with your commitment your desire your heart". Shooting Star By Fredrick McKissack Jr. Charectors This story takes place in the state of Illinois but the time period is not given. Conflict the conflict of this story is about a teenage boy who wants to be bigger and better for his football team so instead of working out he goes to drugs. Resolution- Nearly at the end of the book Jomo gets roid rage and hurts the people that he cares most for and after that he attempts suicide but is in a coma for 32 days. But after he comes out of the coma he talks to a reporter and resolves all his problems. Point of view- the POV of this story is third person The theme of this book is to never use steroids for any sport you will ever play in your life or else your life will fall apart. Plot The plot of this story is about a teenage boy who is going threw a confusing time in his life and is experimenting with steroids to help him with his football career. By doing this his life falls apart because of his addiction to steroids.
Transcript: By Bob Dylan Who's your shooting star? Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of me If I was still the same If I ever became what you wanted me to be Did I miss the mark or overstep the line That only you could see? Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of me Listen to the engine, listen to the bell As the last fire truck from hell Goes rolling by All good people are praying It's the last temptation, the last account The last time you might hear the sermon on the mount The last radio is playing Shooting Star Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of you You were trying to break into another world A world I never knew I always kind of wondered If you ever made it through Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of you Seen a shooting star tonight Slip away Tomorrow will be Another day Guess it's too late to say the things to you That you needed to hear me say Seen a shooting star tonight Slip away
Transcript: Fredrick McKissack Jr Music Soundtrack Significant Passage Reflection I picked this song because its like Jomo's friends saying that they believe in him and he doesn't have to use steroids to get bigger and that he will get bigger over time, he just has to be patient. I picked this song cause it talks about how you there are times when you have to stop because ur taking to far. Like or the book Jomo is taking it to far by thinking of using steroids. I picked this songs cause it has to do with steroids and that its bad and it could cause u your friends. I picked this song because in the beginning of the song, Kanye says " I need you right now " and " I cant get any stronger" and to me that seems like he is asking his friend to help him get stronger because he cant get any stronger. Dear Diary, Today at the game i could have won us the game if i just made that tackle! I'm so mad. If only i was bigger. If i was bigger i could have made that tackle. I need to get bigger faster but how? The only way i can think of is steroids but that's not good. I could have problems later in my life and never to be able to play football anymore. I'll ask my dad later or maybe not cause he will probably be mad at me for even thinking that. Whatever, today is over and done, see you tomorrow. Sincerely Jomo. I picked this song because of the beginning. That e thinks hes been hurt before btu he was wrong. He lost all of his friends because he/Jomo used steroids, and now he has nothing and he regrets it. Adapting Persona "And yet he couldn't stop himself from going back over the phrase "the big knock on him." It always came down to his size. And then there was that damn "If He Was A Little Bit Taller . . ." award. Jayson got " playing on any given Sunday." He got dissed . Couple of inches and thirty pounds. That's all he needed. He'd have instant swagger. He wouldn't have to be a smartass; he'd just look like he wasn't to be trifled with. " The author is basically telling us how Jomo has always wanted to be bigger but he could never get big. Now since Jomo is in high school he knows drugs and other stuff that can get him bigger or help him get bigger faster. Shooting Star
Transcript: Hyperbole- It's time for you to shine Brighter then a shooting star.This is a Hyperbole because it's exaggeration. This school year has been good so far were almost done with this school year.We had bad and good days but that's how life is.We learn so much from all our great teachers and have great friends. Shooting star BY:Christina Gonzalez and Kassandra Gonzalez Rhyme-Brilliant light and darkest night.It's Rhyme because light and night rhyme. SHOOTING STAR BY OWL CITY SHOOTING STAR BY OWL CITY! Alliteration-Whoa-oh,Whoa-oh,Whoa-oh.It's Alliteration because it has the same letter in each begging. This song describe our school life because. Figurative Language !THE END!
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