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Friday, January 14, 2011

Period 8, Post 17: Fighting Fires

Hi guys. I know that this was an "off" week for a bunch of different reasons, but let's not let it break our stride academically!!

In My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult uses the metaphor of "fighting fires" to describe Brian Fitzgerald's efforts to hold his family together. This week, I'm asking you to make a text-to-self connection; what "fires" are you trying to "put out" in your own lives? What have been the effects of these "fires" on your lives? Do you think you'll be successful at fighting these "fires"?

Your comment will count as a homework assignment for the third marking period of the semester.


  1. Juan Arango

    in my opinion the only fire that i have to put out is the regents that i need, i think i will be very succeful figting this fire if i put my self to it and never let go

  2. the only fire that i fight right now is to keep a balance between work ,school,college,and friend
    as brian im trying to keep them in balance i dont want to lose my work or leave college for another reason
    to be honest i dont know if would be able to fight all these fires by my self but the worse fight is the one that you dont figh so ill continue fighting my fires

  3. Leslie Molina

    Well the only fire that i need to put down it's the fire of passing all of my classes this semester. Well if i don't pass the classes i have to take the whole semester again. Well in a way i think i am going to be able to fight this fire