Connection Based Novel Project


Soccer impacts a lot of people’s lives in a lot of continents, three of those continents that are really into soccer are Central America, South America, and Europe. The strange thing is that the continents that are passionate about soccer actually call the sport “Football”. These countries love the Fifa World Cup, which is a tournament that is held once every four years in the summer. There are 32 soccer teams that represent each country. The tournament has intesing moments like great matches, some unfair play, dumb referees, awesome fans, yellow cards, red cards, big losses, great defeats, penalty drama, and new records for teams almost every tournament. When a soccer team wins the tournament, it impacts a lot of children’s live’s because they know that their country is good at soccer, and they beleive that their country can become champions in the next upcoming world cups. The children in each of these countries play a lot of soccer and some of them are called to the team, some of them win the World Cup which is like a dream come true to them and their country. Others don’t win the World Cup, but they get really far in the tournament.



– Has a soccer team and have many friends from soccer

– Doesn’t think she is going to make the women’s World Cup in her life

– Have won the thanksgiving tournament championship almost every year

– Likes to watch soccer with her family

– Plays a League in Poco



– It affects his homework at school because now he has to balance soccer with assignments, projects, and studies for upcoming tests; make it 50-50.

– Where Leon comes from is Mexico, which a lot of Mexican soccer players are passionate about the sport.

– Higher leagues gain more popularity, lower leagues gain less popularity in Leon’s opinion.

– Leon’s future can bright as long as he gives it everything he got to go to the World Cup Qatar 2022. In case he doesn’t make it, Leon has other plans, like becoming an archeologist or historian.

Why Tech Is Bad

Mario De Greiff Meraz September 26th Wednesday, 2018
Grade 12
English 12
Mr. Barrington

Technology is affecting our lives around us because it has created a great impact on the human race and the future. Through technology we have developed a wide range of devices that affect the way we communicate and think. There are some disadvantages as well as some benefits.

Machines have replaced face to face interactions and they prevent people from talking to each other in a more meaningful way. The result is that there is less of an opportunity for human beings to connect on a deeper level. Also, since a person can google whatever information they need with the touch of a button, there is no need to really think it through. When students are given assignments, projects, and test preparation, they become isolated and have difficulty completing the work effectively. The student wastes time playing video games or chatting through social media with others.

Addiction to social media has become a serious problem in our society because people can’t tell the difference between reality and fantasy. Snapchat, instagram, and any other famous apps have cause teens to commit suicide because of nude posts and cyber bullying. The impact on digital footprints and the use of inappropriate social media are gaining attention in schools from kindergarten to grade 12. In addition, since the release of the first commercial video games in the 1970s, concerns have been raised about the level of violence contained in those games and how that violence may affect the real-life behaviour. With digital identity being so available, people have no privacy and hackers can easily invade their space and steal their possessions and identity from them.

While there are a few benefits in the use of technology such as global connections and increased efficiency in the workplace, it can ruin our world by the end of the 21st century. It is extremely possible that people will become completely addicted to and dependent on technology. Researchers have shown that nanotechnology can damage our brains and have a big impact on our mental and physical health.

(Sorry I couldn’t upload the video in my edublog, I don’t know what went wrong)

Blackout Poem-“Death of a Salesman”

Death of a Salesman
By Arthur Miller

The play or novel “Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller is about a father named Willy married to his wife named Linda who has two sons. Their family’s sons are Happy and Biff. Biff is struggling to get a job or get employed in his life, and thinks that he will fail everything he has under pressure. Happy on the other hand of Biff, is successful and has everything he wanted, his own apartment with the Knick knacks and utilities to help him in his life, the only thing left he wants most in his apartment is women. The play leads to hard suffering in Willy’s mind because he is on low wages, and he is afraid that he will not be a successful salesman just like his father. The sons Biff and Happy are more concentrated on succeeding on their goals and not care about their father. Willy has been trying attempts to commit suicide, but his wife tries to stop him every time until he kills his elf at the very end. Willy did this because since he was on low wages, he sacrificed his money for his two sons (mostly Biff) so they can have a great successful future with their mother and maybe families.
The part of the play that fits on the blackout poem is when Willy is suffering and seeing screams of horror in his head, and wishes to end his misery. The are five symbols in the blackout poem. The X with a line on top symbol means the surviving symbols, and one of the people trying to survive in life is Willy. The horror symbol of the spooky face means the horror that Willy is going through his head. The mind/head symbol means what is happening in Willy’s head. The scream symbol means the screams that Willy is going through on his head. At last the misery symbol means what Willy is trying to end on what is happening inside his head.

DOAS Monologues

“I am a man that is a husband with two sons, a money problem that is annoying my life, and a wife who loves me and worries about me. I try to think what is going on around my head or feel what is happening to me. Sometimes I question myself why I cannot be a good salesman just like my father was, and achieve my planned goals. I feel like I wanna kill my self because I don’t wanna suffer anymore, I want to end it. But then there is my wife who loves me more than anything in this world, and my two sons who they are living their lives. Biff is struggling to get employed or finding a job, on the other hand Happy has everything he wanted except he is lonely. Then there is my wife who is simply just living her life with me, and at last there is myself who is suffering and struggling of high money wages. My life is totally falling apart…”

The following is an example I created of a monologue for the character of Willy from “Death of a Salesman”

This is a monologue because Willy is talking to his neighbor Charley while they are out together at a bar fora drink.

This monologue would fit in the current plot when Charley is being insulted by Willy and while they are playing a game of cards.

Simon Quotes & Intro

This character Simon in Lord of The Flies is an important character in the novel. He is important because a lot of the littleluns in the novel liked him, even the readers. Here are some significant quotes from the novel that I have copied down to show how important is Simon in the novel Lord of The Flies.

“We used his specs,” said Simon, smearing a black cheek with his fore- arm. “He helped that way.” (Golding 42)
This quote is explaining the others in the group how they managed light the fire

‘Needed that.’ Simon spoke from inside the shelter. (Golding 50)
The quote is explaining Simon that he needed a tool for the shelter.

‘As if,’ said Simon, ‘the beastie, the beastie or the snake-thing, was real. Remember?’ (Golding 53)
This is Simon reminding the other two older boys if the beastie/snake-thing was real.

Simon dropped the screen of leaves back into place. The slope of the bars of honey-colored sunlight decreased; they slid up the bushes, passed over the green candle-like buds, moved up toward the canopy, and darkness thickened under the trees. (Golding 58)
Over here in this quote, is Simon taking a break while he opens his blanket of leaves.

He turned round and peered up at the mountain. Ralph continued to watch the ship, ravenously. Colour was coming back into his face. Simon stood by him, silent. (Golding 69)
What is happening here is Ralph and Simon looking at the view of the mountain and the ship while Simon stays close to Ralph silently.

He went crouching and feeling over the rocks but Simon, who got there first, found them for him. (Golding 75)
Simon helping Piggy find his glasses in the rocks.

Simon, sitting between the twins and Piggy, wiped his mouth and shoved his piece of meat over the rocks to Piggy, who grabbed it. The twins giggled and Simon lowered his face in shame. (Golding 78)
In this quote is showing Simon sitting between Piggy and the twins, while they are eating meat.

Simon mumbled confusedly: ‘I don’t believe in the beast.’ (Golding 114)
In this quote is Simon saying this to Ralph and the others that he doesn’t believe in the beast.

‘What’s the good of climbing up to this here beast when Ralph and the two couldn’t do nothing?’ Simon whispered his answer. (Golding 141)
Simon saying this quote to Piggy and the others in a lousy way that Beast is really powerful.

Simon was inside the mouth. He fell down and lost consciousness. (Golding 159)
– Simon talking to the lord of the flies, he lost his mind and his hallucination seems real.