Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Belle Teal

I hope you enjoyed reading Belle Teal! Please respond to the following question in at least 3 sentences. Be sure to use correct grammar and writing mechanics. This blog is due Friday, May 3.

At the end of the story, Belle Teal determines to "accentuate the positive" even though she can't "eliminate the negative". What are the positive elements in her life? Will they be enough to overcome the problems that still bother her?

39 comments:

  1. Finding Daryll and being able to accept that he is just like Belle Teal. Standing up to Chas, Vernon, and most of all HRH,(Vanessa Mathers) who acts like a queen. Over all I think Belle Teal will be able to get over the disappointments by thinking of the Christmas play.

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  2. Some positive elements are when she became friends with Darryl. How she can stand up for him. How she can stand up to HRH. I think they will definatly help Belle Teal.

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  3. Belle Teal "accentuates to positive" by becoming friends with Darryl and spending time with family and Clarice. Her trouble with Chas, Vernon, and HRH get better over the year and Belle Teals learns to stand up to them. I think the positives in her life will overcome the negatives.

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  4. Belle Teal "accentuates to positive" by being friends with Darryl and standing up to Chas, Vernon, and Little Boss when they try to tease Darryl. Belle Teal is very kind by taking care of her Gran. I think that the positives in her life will overcome the negatives in her life.

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  5. MS Hannah Blackburn #2May 2, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    When Belle Teal says to eliminate the negative , she can over come the problems easily with the stuff she has already done that was great. Let's say........... Darryl. He is a really good friend of hers. He plays C I T Y L I G H T S with Belle Teal and Clarice. They always have good times and some happy moments, including when Belle Teal and Darryl changed costumes in the middle of the book! I think that if Belle Teal chose to be nice to HRH they could actually be good friends, for a long time. I also agree that Belle Teal could definately overcome the negative and accentuate the positive.

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  6. MR. ZEV NAPIER 12May 2, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    When she says eliminate the negative I think she has over come many problems. Like when Darryl came she just he was another kid to be nice to. She also did it When HRH was mean to her and she just smiled at her. I think that she can over come the negatives.

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  7. She has eleminated some problems. Like when Darryl was being bullied and she kind of stood up. Also when hrh was making pig noises at her she didnt really cared and she smiled.

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  8. big daddy weave 17May 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive means that even though life can be hard at times there is always an up-side.

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  9. When she says eliminate the negative I think she has to over come many problems. Like when Darryl came,he was just another kid like everyone else. She also did it when HRH smirked and smiled at her,but she stood up for herself like some people would if people are getting on their nerves.

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  10. She has a black skined friend which gets her made fun of a lot. HRH Venesa makes piggy noises at her. No matter what happened she always stood up for her and her friends.

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  11. Paige Bieber/Boulton1#May 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    I think when Belle teal said eliminate the negative i think she meant she knows she has many problems in her life but she has to get over them. She has to look at the good things in life like Darryl and Clarice and family. I think the biggest problems in her life are Venesa and Little Boss and Gran

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  12. She is friends with Darryl. She makes fruitcakes that she says are good. Her family sticks up for her and that is good.

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  13. Belle Teal was a very kind person and made friends with a colored kid named Darryl even though everyone else hated him. Belle Teal was also friends with Little Boss who shot himself on accident and his Dad Big Boss blamed Darryl. Belle Teal found out but Big Boss found out thatLittle Boss had told Bell Teal and moved out with Little Boss.Belle Teal's Grandmother was loosing her memory throughout the whole book and her mother worked multiple jobs to keep the family going.

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  14. Annabel Williams #18 :)May 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    I think Belle Teal has a lot of positives and a lot of negatives in her life. A positive would definitely be becoming friends with Darryl. She was kind and loving to him and didn't care about his color like everybody else did. I think another positive was knowing her friends and family had grown closer from the negatives. She's not afraid of standing up for herself and her friends. But I think the positives would over power the negatives like I said before.

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  15. Belle Teal has lots of positive things in her life which she can accentuate, but some negative things which she has to eliminate. Some of the positive things are that she has a Gran who is nice to her. Her mom is nice to her too and she's about to graduate from secretarial school, so she can get a good job. Also Darryl and Clarice are her friends so that is good. Some negative things are Gran has Alzheimer's and Little Boss left town. Chas and Vernon and some other people are being mean to Darryl. Belle Teal has some good things in her life, and she'll have to use them to eliminate the negative.

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  16. bomb.com(willg)May 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Belle Teal had many negatives but alot of positives. One of the positives was being friends with Darryl she also tricked Little Boss at the Halloween party. I think she had more positives than Gran losing her memory and people hating Darryl.

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  17. The positive elements in Belle Teal's life are her caring friends, loving family, and understanding teacher. I believe her friendships with Darryl and Clarice, the love of Momma and Gran, and the kindness of Miss Casey will be enough to overcome the problems that still bother her. She will use those positive strengths in the future to help eliminate the negative in her life.

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  18. Anderson Liddle #9May 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    She has so much good things like her mom's job, meeting Danyll and being Mary. If she thinks right, she can over come the bad things such as misjudging HRH, grandma having alzheimers and Little Boss leaving. In my opinion the good things over come the bad things .In the end Belle Teal could be totally changed in a good way.

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  19. Belle Teal had some positive and negative things at the end of the story. One of the positive things was being friends with Darryl. Another positive thing I thought of was her Christmas play went well, even though Darryl did not get a big applause. Some negative things were Little Boss went away with Big Boss. Another one was Gran has a loss of memory. Overall, I think her positive things can overcome the negative things.

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  20. To accentuate the positive, Belle Teal must focus on the good things in her life. Some of the relatively positive things that Belle Teal could think about in her life are meeting Darryl, and the joy they have shared with Clarice, another thing would be writing City Lights with Darryl and Clarice. The Christmas Pageant went very well, and Belle Teal ended up being Mary. Overall, the good things in Belle Teal's life would, in my opinion, be enough for her to accentuate the positive, and eliminate the negative.

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  21. The positive things are huge! They're Darryl, Clarice, the pageant, Gran was remembering a bit more, Little Boss and Big Boss got on with their bad selves, and much more I just now forgot! Wait I just remembered, her mom passed secretarial school with "Flying Colors", Vanessa apologized, and the school account got paid back. But the negative is Darryl's amount of applause, Gran put too much alcohol in the fruitcakes, and Vanessa's mom died. Belle does mention that Darryl's applause doesn't matter because its ordinary, the fruitcakes didn't matter because there was next year to make up for it, and it's Vanessa'a fault for not just saying, "Hey, please pray for my family we just lost my mom this summer." at the beginning of the year. The positive can be accentuated and and the negative can be eliminated, and they both will.

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  22. Belle Teal has many positive things in her life. She has her mother,Gran,Clarice,Miss Casey,and Darryl.I think she will be able to overcome her problems because there is always someone there to help her. Like when she needed to talk to someone about Little Boss and that she knows what really happened and her mother was there to tell her what to do.

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  23. Trinity Pack #13May 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    I think that she will always have someone to talk to when she needs it.She has gran,Miss Casey,her mom,Clarice,and Darryl,and she can also talk to veneasa which could go different ways it could go bad or it could lead to a good friendship.no mattter what she will always have to work out problems in her life.

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  24. Mr.Ty Davidson #3May 3, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    Well I think that Belle Teal has many positive elements in her life. Her biggest ones are Miss.Casey,Mom,Gran,Clarice,and Darryl. She will be able to use these friends all trough her life and also She will always have someone to talk to. I think that all of these will help her through life but mite not be enough always to come over some of the biggest problems. Also I really liked this booked.

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  25. Dr.halle parkerMay 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    I think that she will always have Gran to talk to and she is friends with derryl.She will be able to use her friends and miss Cassy to help her.These are Her biggest problems so she may not get over all of them.

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  26. Some are that she has a great family that will always be there for her. She also had Clarice, Darryl, and she also had Miss Casey. I think that she will get through her problems and with the help of her family and friends she will get through.

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  27. MR. TURNER GOUGHMay 3, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    When I think of accentuate the positive, I think of complementing people. Also I think it will because it would be giving complements to people instead of telling them bad thing.

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  28. harrison forchtMay 3, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Belle Teal has many elements her main ones are gran, Clarice, Darryl and mom. These people walked her through everything that happened that year. Belle Teal is good at overcoming her problems. The End.

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  29. CatherineMarshall11May 3, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Belle Teal has some positive and negative things in her life. Some of the positives are Clarice or her new friend Darryl and playing Mary in the Christmas pageant. Some negative things are Gran losing her memory or Chas and Vernon picking on Darryl, but if you look at my list, there are more positives than negatives.

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  30. Well I think one of them is she has a good family to tell things too and help her sort through her problems. Another thing I think is her teacher and friends help her with problems. And her diary, when she writes things down in it she seems to think of a solution. I think these items and things she has will help try to "eliminate the negative".

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  31. Belle Teal has so many positives in her life.She has a loving family unlike little boss.I think she will overcome her negatives because she dose not have as many negatives as she dose positives so if she thinks about the good things in life she will overcome the negatives.It is good that she has freinds and a good loving teacher.I loved this book so much and hope one day there will be a sequile to it.

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  32. Lauren Hinson #8May 3, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    Belle Teal was more blessed than some of the other people like Darryl or Little Boss. 1)Belle Teal was not discriminated because of her race. 2)Belle Teal had a loving mother and a loving Gran. Some things were negative though. HRH Vanessa was always oinking or humming at her. And Gran was getting Alzheimers. But Belle Teal could handle all the negative things.

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  33. Belle Teal has so many positives in her life.She has great friends,a Mom who works,and is loved by her family.She got to play Mary in the Christmas Pagent,that was special.She has a great imagination,and a good writer in City Lights.This is how I think she can try to ''eliminate the negative.''

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  34. Belle Teal had some good moments like city lights and little boss and events like the Christmas pageant and making the costumes for Mary and for the Halloween party and becoming friends with Darryl but then the bad things come back like their Halloween party surprise and Gran with her Alzheimer and little boss shooting himself. Even though the good things are good, the bad come right after that. So I think belle Teal needs to eliminate the negative

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  35. Skyler Cagle #3May 3, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Some positves in Belle Teals life are that she and Darryl are friends. Also that she has problems like Gran because she doesn't have her memory. I think she will help overcome her problems.

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  36. Kate Shelton #16May 3, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    I think that Belle Teal will be able to get rid of her problems. She does have somethings that are positive like Daryl and Clarice. And her Mom going to secretary school, but she has to take care of Gran.

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  37. Some positive things about Belle Teal are that in the Christmas Pagent she got to be Mary and she mad some friends in her class and she got to be in the the class she wanted to be in Miss.Casy's class! And the sad thing is that her gandmothers memory is almost gone and I hope HRH's dad gets married again I feel bad for HRH :[

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  38. hi Miss.Holladay, I am praying for Blake Emmaline

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