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A Girl Named Disaster
Assignment #5 – Chapters 35-42 How can we balance opposing forces in our lives? • • • • Finish reading the book by Friday, November 19. Turn in an outline and your quote organizer (see other side) by Monday, November 22. Turn in your essay draft on Wednesday, November 24 (you will have class time to write on Monday and Tuesday) Turn in a final draft by Thursday, December 3 (you will have limited class time)

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one of the following think and write questions and answer in 1 to 2 full pages of writing.

Choose at least three quotes from A Girl Named Disaster that relate to your opinions. Remember to explain your ideas and relate them to the book whenever possible. 1) How can we balance opposing forces in our lives? Using Nhamo’s story as an example, write about how a person can live with opposing forces. Be sure to give examples of some opposing forces in your own life. 2) Consider the opposing religious ideas in the book. What do you think is the author’s opinion of them? Do you notice that the author seems to favor one more than the other? Explain. 3) How can dreams and visions reveal important issues in our lives? Use a dream or vision from A Girl Named Disaster to support your answer. 4) How do stories teach people morals and values? How do stories help people make decisions in their own lives? Use stories from A Girl Named Disaster to support your answer. 5) What is the relationship between animals and people? Can animals teach people important lessons? Use examples of interactions between people and animals in A Girl Named Disaster to answer the question. 6) What causes people to drastically change their attitudes, perspective, or understanding of the world? Write about Nhamo as an example of a person whose “world turned upside down” (85) and why. 7) Propose your own think and write question!

Name: Quote organizer. You need at least one quote in each box. Essay Topic: Opposing Forces Essay Topic: Religion Essay Topic: Dreams and Visions

Essay Topic: Stories

Essay Topic: Animals & People

Essay Topic: How People Change

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