Melinda and her parents don’t exactly have the best communication skills. What does she think of her parents? Is there any respect in this household? How do their actions contribute to Melinda’s problems? Describe their system and compare/contrast with your own family.
Basic English II: What do you think of Dave’s parents? What do you think will happen to Dave as the book goes on? Will he sent back with his parents?
English II: Teachers from Speak: Mr. Neck (social studies), Hairwoman (English), Mr. Freeman (art), Spanish teacher, Principal Principal, Ms. Keen (biology), Mr. Stetman (algebra). Melinda describes these people in several ways, humorous, sarcastic, frightening. Choose two of your teachers, past or present, and try to describe them similarly. Use pages 6-7, 13, 17 for reference.
Basic English II: Why do you think The Lost Boy has that title? What do you think of the book so far? What do you hope happens?
What makes you who you are more? Is it things like your personality and your memories or is it your physical body and attributes? Why do you believe that?
Write about high school social groups. Do they exist here? How do they make people feel (included, excluded, both)? Are there pros and cons?
What does the term “survival” mean to you? Are there different types of survival (physical/mental/emotional)? How do people survive? Are there specific character traits a survivor must have in order to survive (a way of thinking about life, the way we see ourselves, etc.)?
In your opinion, who has it harder in high school: boys or girls? What makes you feel this way? Provide specific examples to support your statement.