Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Belle Teal

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

       Answer these questions, giving your opinion and using evidence from the text. Use good mechanics; be thorough!

61 comments:

  1. She stands up for Darryl and stops the people who call him names.
    She knows that hate leads to more hate, from her mother.
    She was Mary in the play, so she got back Vanessa and she didn't realize how Vanessa's life has gone.

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  2. One of her positive things in her life are her friends, Clarice and Darryl. She clearly has a great time with them at school. I think they will be enough to overcome her negative comments. Also she needs to be with Gran more, Mama,Clarice, and Darryl.

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  3. The positive elements in her life are being friends with Clarice and Darryl, having Momma and Gran, Having Mrs. Casey as a teacher, and being Mary in the Christmas pageant. Yes, because she has friends to stick with, has a loving mother a grandmother, has a great teacher, and got the lead role in the play.

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  4. I think that some of the positive things in Belle Teal's life is her caring friends, her family and her getting to be Mary in the Christmas pagent. I think that She will be able to overcome the negative because she is a very kind person and Gran and Mom are very kind too.

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  5. She remembers the day Darryl's look on his face when he shook Miss Casey's hand. She got the to be Mary in the pageant. She has Darryl and Clarice as friends. She has an awesome teacher as well. I think that she does have a lot of positive things in here life, to overcome the negative.

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  6. I think the positive things are that she has friends. If you count all the friends she has are very kind. Also she says she has Mama and Gran which give her strength. But i do believe it is enough to get her through these times. But I do believe(and this is my personal opinion) that she will need to have these things in the future because we know Darryl's skin will always be dark and that Belle will always his friend. We know Vanessa will probably hatefull for a LONG time.

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  7. One positive thing in her life is that she got Mrs. Casey for her teacher witch was exciting cause in chapter three she wakes up in the morning so excited to meet her. Then, another thing is that she got to be Mary in the Christmas pageant and that was the part she wanted but thought she wasn't going to get it. In my opinion I think she and her family will do just fine because every family goes through problems in life but we get through them.

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  8. The positive thing is Belle Teal is happy and has fun with her friends. Another one is she got to be Mary in the play which was something she didn't expect. I think that her family is doing a great job living without any men in the family.

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  9. She had really good friends. She was in Miss. Casey's class which she was waiting for since first grade. Her class was the Christmas pageant that year, and to add on to that she was Mary.

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  10. I think she will still be happy because she has many friends.People are nice to her like Clarice and Darryl.Even though people still are being mean to Darryl i think she will still stand up for him and that others will respect her later.

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  11. I think the positive thing is that she has friends that are nice to her and that she got into Miss Casey's class like she wanted. I think that it will be enough to keep her mind off of the negative things in her life.

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  12. I think the positive things is great friends, a loving mother, being friends with Darryl, and a whole lot of other things that I can't think of. Also, that she was Mary in the pageant and that Darryl was a king! If you ask me, that is pretty positive.

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  13. Some of the positive things in Belle Teal's life are she was Mary in the Christmas pageant. Her class got to lead the Christmas pageant. She got Miss Casey as a teacher. She has some awesome friends Clarice and Darryl. She has supportive women in her life Mama and Gran. And yes, I think those things will be more than enough to overcome the downsides of her life.
    I also think she did a wonderful job accentuating the positive and although as Mrs. Burris said, sometimes she could not eliminate the negative. But when she could, she did a great job of standing up to Vannessa and eliminating the negative.

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  14. "Well you can't ever get rid of all the negitive,but it does help to try to get rid of as much as you can!" "Belle Teal has many problems in this point of her life ,although she uses advice from Mama, and Gran. "All of the advice she's been given are sort of like little angles of her shollder telling her the right thing to do. For example when she wrote in her journle "I hate Vernon" but then she thought about how Mama said "hate only creates more hate."

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  15. The way she reacted to Vanessa Mathers. I think that there will be some sadness going around and some happiness too. Her friends they are happy too Like (Darryl, Clarice). Some people are still being mean to Darryl A.K.A Chas Vernon Little Boss too

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  16. Some of the positive things in Belle's life is having a mother (like Vanessa she doesn't have a mother.) Having great friends to help her overcome things, like Darryl and Clarice. Having a great teacher a teacher that she has always wanted. I think there will be some more hard times in Belle's life but I think if she has her friends and her Mama and Gran then I think Belle can overcome anything.

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  17. I think that she can eliminate the negative, because she has had what she wants. Such as how she got the teacher she all was wanted, and she also had the Halloween party. She helped Darryl eliminate his problems in a way. She also got to do the Christmas pageant, and she was Marry.

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  18. Some positive things in her life could be her friends Clarice and Darryl and her mom and possibly her gran (even though she is losing her memory). Being an honorary member of the Bakers and the first time Darryl smiled at her.

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  19. There are many positive things in Belle Teal's life. She is friends with Darryl and Clarice. I think her friends might help her accentuate the positive even though she cannot eliminate the negative. Also, she is happy because she has Ms. Casey for her teacher.

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  20. At the end of the book Belle Teal tries to eliminate the negatives but she cant do that and it dawns on her that she needs to think about the positives. She might have been proud on how she stood up to Vanessa. Even thought Vanessa's mother died, she still shouldn't have treated Belle Teal that way.
    I think she was also proud that she stood up for Darryl. Nobody was treating him nicely just cause his skin color was different.
    Belle Teal, Darryl, and Clarice actually became very good friends. I bet she is proud of her mom. Her mom borrowed some money from their school account (so Belle Teal could go to college) so she could go to secrtarial school and in the end she ends up passing the test and even getting a certificate so she can get a job in an office some where in town! Belle teal should only think about the positives!

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  21. some positive things are her meeting Darryl and being friends with Clarice. Also having gran and her mom and being a honorary Baker and Miss Casey. I think they will overcome the negative because she can think about the positive things in her life.

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  22. I think the positive is Mama has a good job and, being an honorary baker at Clarice's and, Darryl's smile to Belle Teal. Also being in Miss Casey's room. I think she will overcome any problems in her life if she has her Mama, Gran, and friends by her side, and talk about it together.

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  23. Belle teal positive things in her life are like she has a mom and a gran to take care of her.Unlike vennessa who lost her mom in the summer and like little boss who only has a dadto take care of him.So i do think it will be anofe to over come

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  24. When Belle Teal said she would accentuate the positive, she was trying to get away from all the depressing things that have happened to her. I think a lot of the things that have happened can not be forgotten. She was treated terribly for being friends with a colored person, and she lost one her friend little boss.

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  25. annabelle parrish #12May 2, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Belle Teal has so many negative things going on around her but she has so many positive things going on that can block out all the negative things. One of them is when she meets Darrel and becomes his friend. Another one of them is that she still has Gran and her mom because Vanessa lost her mom over the summer and that caused her to be mean to Belle Teal but the positive can shield it away.

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  26. There are somethings in Belle Teal's life that are positive.One thing is that Belle Teal has is her mom and grandma and how that will overcome her problems as she grows up will be that they can feed her and things that will just help her.As from HRH Vanessa point of view she doesn't have a mom so that makes it a whole lot different for her.

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  27. I think that the positive things in her life are her gran and her mom and how blessed she is to have them. I also think that they will help her overcome the problems but it think it might take a while.

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  28. Some positive things in Belle Teal's life her and Clarice being friends with Darryl and that her mom is going to get a good job where she can come home for dinner.And that her and her mom will be able to take care of gran.I think these positive things will over come the negative things in her life.

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  29. Belle Teal had a lot of positive things in her life. Her positive things were her mother and grandmother, Clarice, Little Boss, Darryl, her friends, knowing how to deal with HRH, the Holidays, figuring out things, playing games, writing a movie "City Lights" with Clarice and Darryl, and others things. All this positive stuff will eliminate the negative for a while but the negative stuff will always come back.

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  30. Jackson Neese #15May 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Belle had many great positive things happen and had expressed during our adventure within the pages of Belle Teal. Some of which are the fact that she made a friend in Darryl, that she has a mother and a grandmother to support her when others don't have them, City Lights, Miss Casey, being Mary in the Christmas Pageant, and Clarice. In my own personal opinion, I think it will definitely eliminate the negative like Gran said.

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  31. Belle Teal can remember a lot of positive things when she is thinking of the the negative. Her positive things are, her mom, Gran, Clarice, Darryl. Others are, the pagent, her mother having a good job, and having fun writing "City Lights" with Darryl and Clarice. But the negatives will aways come back sometimes.

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  32. Some of the positive things in Belle Teal's life are, her mom has an education, Darryl hasn't been picked on asmuch,Belle's class got picked to do the Christmas pagent, writing City Lights with Clarice and Darryl. There are many more things that are very positive in Belle's life.

    I think with all these positive things, Belle should be able to accentnuate the positive and eliminate the negative.

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  33. Obviously Belle Teal was going trough some really hard times but she tried her very best to accentuate the postive and eliminate the negative. She had a hard time losing her friend Little Boss and she was very sad but she eventually overcame it because she got her new friend Darryl.

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  34. Belle Teal stops HRH Venessa, and she's calling Darryl bad names. Bella Teal stands up and starts to become friend with Darryl. Plus when she starts hearing things are going bad from HRH, she writes in the journal, "I HATE VENNESSA!" But she remembers that hate becomes more hate from her mother.

    And I think that Bella Teal CAN BE ABLE to accentnuate the positive and eliminate the negative.

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  35. I think Belle Teal has many positive things in her life such as having a good friend near home, have a mom who cares for her and has a good job, has a mother, and multiple friends such as Darrel and Clarice. I also think that she does have enough good things in her life to overcome the problems she faces

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  36. Belle Teal has many positive elements in her life. She made a friend, Darryl. She remembers that hate just creates more hate when she wrote in her journal I HATE VERNON. She has a great mother. I think these things will help her overcome the problems in her way.

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  37. Some Belle Teal of the positive things. Clarice, and Darryl writing City Lights. When Chas and Vermon made fun of Darryl Belle Teal stood up for Darryl. When Vannessa was making of her she hated her but, she remembered what her mom said. ''Hate creates more hates'' I think Belle teal can accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.

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  38. Some of the positive things in Belle Teal's life are being an honoray Baker, Miss Casey, and her moma's secretarial job. I think that if Belle can always find something good in a situation it will be more than enough to overcome her problems, but if she only focuses on the negitive it probably will only make it worse. I think one of the best positive things in her life is her family's strengh.

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  39. I think she will be able to eliminate the negitive. She was many postitive things in her life right now. Like, having such good friends like Clairece and Darrly. She has her loving mother and her grandmother, who sometimes forgets things. She and Vanessa seem to get along better now that Belle Teal knows what Vanessa is going through. Plus, her mom got her secretaireal degree. She also got Miss Casey as a teacher.

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  40. Belle Teal has many postitive things in her life some examples are having good friends like Darrly and Clairece,having good family, and a good teacher, miss Casey. There are many more postitive things to say but, to put it at a short, I honestly think that there are more postitive then negitive.

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  41. I think she will be able eliminate the negative thouhgts. She has many good things that happen to her during the school year. She became good friends with Darrly and also had a dream come true by having Miss. Casey as her teacher. Bell finaly after the school year gets along with HRH.

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  42. I think she will eliminate the negative. So many things good happened to her like she got Mrs.Casey and she found out that Little Boss likes her and she met Darrly and had a good time with HRH at the end.

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  43. Georgia Ross#18May 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Some things in Belle Teal's life that are positive is having great friends like Darryl and Clairece. Also having Miss Casey as her teacher! I think that even though she has tough problems in her life, these positive statements will overcome the negative.

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  44. Belle Teal had a lot of positive things happen in her life, but then she also had a lot of negative things happen in her life. A couple of good things that Belle Teal had in her life was that she had a great family, amazing friends like Darrly and clarice. Belle Teal also had a wonderful teacher. But then, some of the negative things that happened in the book was that HRH was always being mean to Belle Teal, abd Little Boss, Chas, and Vernon were also always saying mean things to Belle Teal. Then, at the end of the book HRH is finally nice to Belle Teal!

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  45. Their were many negative and positive things in Belles life.She had amazing friends like Darryl Clarice she had an amazing teacher Mrs.Casey. She had a wonder full family too.

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  46. The positive things in her life are: having her friends Clarice and Darryl, having her mom's new job and her being home for dinner most nights, not having to worry about big boss harming Darryl anymore. Personally I don't think that they will be enough to eliminate and overcome the negative. I know this is a negative answer but with big boss gone and she has no idea where he is, plus her Grandma getting older and being more forgetful. I just think its too much for her.

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  47. Belle Teal does have a lot of positive life. The HRH,Vernon,Chas,and Ray Stomper, A.K.A Little Boss. The Darryl and Clarice are being nice. They even have their own SHOW! And then, the Halloween party. The trick,Big Boss,the Little Boss has a crush on Belle part. Then Big Boss and that lie! Then a lot of things happened. Then at the end of the book everything turned out dandy.

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  48. Some of the positive things in Belle Teal's life are Gran, Mom, Darryl, Clarice and Miss Casey. These characters are always very kind and caring. They encourage her when she needs it most. Some of the negative things in Belle Teal's life are Chas, Vernon, Big Boss, Vanessa and some of the parents (at the beginning of the book, the ones who were outside screaming, chanting and protesting about the black kids). It's probably very hard for Belle Teal to try to deal with these kind of things when segregation has just ended. Belle teal has been very thoughtful by being nice to Darryl even when she knows that she is going to be judged. I don't think that Little Boss is a positive or a negative thing in Belle teal's life. I think he is both. Belle teal feels sad for Little Boss and wishes she could help, but, she can't in that situation.

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  49. Some of the positive things in her life are, she has an outstanding family with A mom who works, and a grandmother who is a wonderful cook. She also has friends that stick by her side when she is sad, and when she is happy.Some more negative things are Big Boss and his attitude with Little Boss. Chas, and Vernon are also negative things because they called Darryl, and Belle mean names. Little Boss is both because he was mean and nice in this book

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  50. One of the positive things in her life is, that she has a caring family that will take good care of her.She has very kind friends that will help her with standing up to Chas, Vernon and Little Boss. Little Boss, Chas, and Vernon were very mean to her. They called her names, pushed her and did a lot of other things to her, Clarice, and Darryl. Another negative thing in her life was that she was always scared of Big Boss. He banged his hand on the truck and spit on Darryl and called him names. She also had to deal with the other angry parents that were protesting about the colored students. She had a wonderful teacher that would stand near by when Darryl, Clarice, and herself were eating and playing at recess. I think that she over came her fears, and negative actions at school, with the help of her friends and her family.

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  51. I think that she has a lot to be thankful for. For one she has very kind friends to help her to stand up to Little Boss, Chas, and Vernon. She has a very normal life for the time period that she is living in. I think we are very lucky to live in a world that we don't have to worry about much racial people.With Gran, Little Boss, Chas, and, Vernon she has a handful in her life, but if she really tries she can take those positive things in life and over rule the negative.

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  52. Belle Teal had a lot of hardships in her life, but she always had something else to think about. Like when she was nervous about Darryl, she could think about Ms. Casey. WHen she was angry with Vernon, she could start her autobiography.

    Sometimes you need to look at the bright side and be like Belle Teal. Have a great day!XOXO

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  53. Sarah Katherine#16May 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Belle Teal had so many things happening in her life, whether good or bad. Some of the good things that helped her get through the year was her teacher, Miss Casey, her great friends Clarice and Darryl, and her ability to brush off the bad things and keep on looking forward to the positive points in her life. Belle Teal has always enjoyed the Christmas end of the year, and now her class gets to put on the pageant. I think that this will be enough to eliminate most of the negative, although they will come back from time to time. Hopefully, Belle Teal will be able to keep up her great ability to handle difficult situations. (even though we already know what happened.)

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  54. I think that she will have enough positives to eliminate the bad cause now she knows whats going on with Vanessa and little Boss is gone so she wont have to worry about them anymore. At the end of the book grandma looses he memory even more now she and mam get a chance to take care of grandma and she is happy about that.

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  55. Jace Cunningham#6May 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    I think she has enough positive to get ride of the bad ones. She might yell at Vernon, Chase, Little Boss, and Vanessa. But she has the guts to stand up for people. But even some weird things might happen but she always will have enough positive to eliminate the bad.

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  56. At the end of the book Belle accentuated the positive. She thought about the first time Darryl smiled at her and being an honorary Baker at Clarice's house. She also thought of being in Miss Casey's class and her mom with a secretarial job. With all these good things that she has I personally think she can make it. However, there are still some bad things that she will have to shake off first.

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  57. Belle Teal's positive elements can affect her life by having a great teacher, good friends, a good school, etc. She also gets back at the people who are affecting her life, such as Vanessa, how she got to be Mary in the play and was surprised that Vanessa wasn't Mary in the play, and how it was sad because Vanessa's life had lost so much to her.

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  58. Belle Teal was making herself feel better by singing that song and how she was being happier makes her act better around HRH or Little Boss this is why she does that.

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  59. I think Belle Teal has a wonder family to help eliminate the negative like momma and Gran. and she has good friends to help extenuate the positive like Dayrell and Clareace. Mrs. Casey also helps a lot I think that HRH may start to be nicer now that everyone knows .

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  60. Some of the good things in Belle teal's life are that she got the good teacher and that she got the good part in the play and that good advice from Gran and she is very positive how she acts back to Vanessa and doesn't fight fire with fire

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