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Aksel Balkir replied to Marilyn Berdick's discussion Writers Week--Friday presentations--6th hour in the group Miss Berdick
"1. I really liked Julia Dirkes-Jacks' and Luke Madden's debate about who had it worse, tall women or short men. They did a great job of creating strong arguments for both sides, while also making it fun to watch. I also though it was…"
Feb 29, 2016
Aksel Balkir replied to Marilyn Berdick's discussion Writers Week--Thursday presentation--6th hour in the group Miss Berdick
"1. The poem that stood out the most was definitely the one about tampons, even though it wasn't my favorite. It stood out because it was different, funny, and we weren't expecting to hear anything like it in writers week. Sierra Demulder…"
Feb 26, 2016
Aksel Balkir replied to Marilyn Berdick's discussion Writers Week--Wednesday presentation--6th hour in the group Miss Berdick
"One of the things that stood out to me during Matt De Le Pena was how he said he stole events from real life. I thought it was really cool how he incorporated real story into his novels, and from the stories he told during his presentation, his…"
Feb 25, 2016
Aksel Balkir replied to Marilyn Berdick's discussion Writers Week--Tuesday presentations--6th hour in the group Miss Berdick
"The student that stood out most to me while watching the presenters was definitely Eden Schultz. The way that she told her piece was really relatable, and was the easiest price to connect with. Her enthusiasm about marching band, and regret for not…"
Feb 24, 2016
Aksel Balkir replied to Marilyn Berdick's discussion Writers Week--Monday presentation 6th AND 7th hours in the group Miss Berdick
"1. I believe a lot of songwriters and poets use their work as a coping methods for hard times. Like Brooks said, writing helped him decompose his feelings so his listeners could understand his situation through his songs, and so he himself could…"
Feb 22, 2016
Aksel Balkir posted a blog post

Flaws of the Factions, Insurgent

            This summer I read Insurgent, the second book of the Divergent trilogy. As all second books of a great series Insurgent, had some big shoes to fill. However the action and excitement was slow to start, and in my opinion no better than the first book, what really brought Insurgent up was its focus on the flaws of the factions and the people who are confined to them.            Insurgent begins with the Dauntless fleeing from the Erudite. For those unfamiliar with the Divergent…See More
Nov 1, 2015
Aksel Balkir replied to Marilyn Berdick's discussion To Kill a Mockingbird reaction in the group Miss Berdick
"Jem Finch plays an important role in To Kill a Mocking Bird. Through out the novel Jem serves as the voice of Atticus, in his absence, which is often necessary when taking care of Scout. While Jem, Scout, and their aunt discuss the…"
Sep 29, 2015
Aksel Balkir is now a member of The Fremd High School English Ning
Sep 24, 2015

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Flaws of the Factions, Insurgent

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 11:51pm 0 Comments

            This summer I read Insurgent, the second book of the Divergent trilogy. As all second books of a great series Insurgent, had some big shoes to fill. However the action and excitement was slow to start, and in my opinion no better than the first book, what really brought Insurgent up was its focus on the flaws of the factions and the people who are confined to them.…

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