Monthly Archives: September 2014

IRONMAN: Makin’ a Mixtape! [F-Block]

F-Block Mixtape

In the fifteenth chapter of Chris Crutcher’s IRONMAN, Bo finally begins the race for which he’s been training: Yukon Jack’s Eastern Washington Invitational Scabland Triathlon. Although the task before him is daunting, Bo knows that he has prepared to the best of his ability and is supported by his comrades in Nak’s Pack.

In fact, the members of Nak’s Pack are so encouraging that they even make a mixtape for Bo to listen to while he competes in the triathlon. This tape contains an abundance of inspiration, as every member of Nak’s Pack has selected songs that they believe will motivate Bo. Moreover, the group members have also recorded their own messages, offering words of wisdom, positive affirmations, and spiritual reinforcement.

It is in this same positive spirit that we will create our own motivational mixtape!

Click the link and follow the instructions!

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IRONMAN: Makin’ a Mixtape! [A-Block]

A-Block Mixtape

In the fifteenth chapter of Chris Crutcher’s IRONMAN, Bo finally begins the race for which he’s been training: Yukon Jack’s Eastern Washington Invitational Scabland Triathlon. Although the task before him is daunting, Bo knows that he has prepared to the best of his ability and is supported by his comrades in Nak’s Pack.

In fact, the members of Nak’s Pack are so encouraging that they even make a mixtape for Bo to listen to while he competes in the triathlon. This tape contains an abundance of inspiration, as every member of Nak’s Pack selected songs that they believe will motivate Bo. Moreover, the group members have also recorded their own messages, offering words of wisdom, positive affirmations, and spiritual reinforcement.

It is in this same positive spirit that we will create our own motivational mixtape!

Click the link and follow the instructions!

Continue reading IRONMAN: Makin’ a Mixtape! [A-Block]

IRONMAN: Makin’ a Mixtape! [D-Block]

D-Block Mixtape

In the fifteenth chapter of Chris Crutcher’s IRONMAN, Bo finally begins the race for which he’s been training: Yukon Jack’s Eastern Washington Invitational Scabland Triathlon. Although the task before him is daunting, Bo knows that he has prepared to the best of his ability and is supported by his comrades in Nak’s Pack.

In fact, the members of Nak’s Pack are so encouraging that they even make a mixtape for Bo to listen to while he competes in the triathlon. This tape contains an abundance of inspiration, as every member of Nak’s Pack selected songs that they believe will motivate Bo. Moreover, the group members have also recorded their own messages, offering words of wisdom, positive affirmations, and spiritual reinforcement.

It is in this same positive spirit that we will create our own motivational mixtape!

Click the link and follow the instructions!

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the curious narrative voice [B-Block!]

Curious Incident

There’s no denying the fact that Christopher, narrator of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, expresses himself much differently than other narrators. In essence, Christopher has a truly unique narrative voice. So, how does author Mark Haddon achieve this effect of narrative voice?

Well, click the link and let’s figure it out!

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IRONMAN: Allusions & References [F-Block!]

Ironman

Today we are going to explore the world of allusions and cultural references in Chris Crutcher’s IRONMAN.

After our class discussion, click the following link! Once onto the new page, use the “Leave a Reply” function at the bottom to document what you’ve found out about your particular allusion/cultural reference!

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IRONMAN: Allusions & References [A-Block!]

Ironman

Today we are going to explore the world of allusions and cultural references in Chris Crutcher’s IRONMAN.

After our class discussion, click the following link! Once onto the new page, use the “Leave a Reply” function at the bottom to document what you’ve found out about your particular allusion/cultural reference!

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IRONMAN: Allusions & References [D-Block!]

Ironman

Today we are going to explore the world of allusions and cultural references in Chris Crutcher’s IRONMAN.

After our class discussion, click the following link! Once onto the new page, use the “Leave a Reply” function at the bottom to document what you’ve found out about your particular allusion/cultural reference!

Continue reading IRONMAN: Allusions & References [D-Block!]