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Dear Mom and Dad,

  I'm enjoying myself immensely at writing camp this summer.  I'm very glad you made the investment.  The experience of being on a college campus is awesome.  The food here is much better than at Franklin Middle School.  My roommate's name is Luis, and he's from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He's also eleven years old. 

 My first week here is going very fast.  This morning we learned all about conflict, which is the "problem" in a story.  There are five basic types of conflict.  Man vs. Man is when a character has a problem with one or more of the other characters.  Man vs. Himself is when a character struggles with himself, trying to decide what to do about some problem.  Man vs. Society deals with a character having a problem with society-the school, the law, tradition.  Man vs. Nature is when a character is in conflict with some element of nature-bitter cold, extreme heat, a tornado.  I immediately thought of the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  Brian Robeson, the main character, definitely deals with many adverse situations in nature after the plane crashes.  The last type of conflict we learned about is called Man vs. Fate (Destiny).  This is when a character fights against a problem that seems too big to control.

  We have an assignment due on Friday which requires us to use one of the conflict scenarios we've learned.  I can't wait to get to the computer lab to get started.  Many of the ideas are being formulated in my head as I write this letter to you.  The protagonist of the story (which is the hero, in case you didn't know) is going to be none other than, ME!  The setting is going to be in the year 2051.

  In case I didn't mention it, it's now 9:50 P.M., and the rule around here is "Lights Out at 10:00".  Please remind Stephan to feed my gerbil.  

Love and miss you,

Jesse

 

P.S.  I'll be home in a week and a half!

 

Answer the questions below

 
The author of this letter is attending

a six week long writing camp.

year long writing camp.

summer writing camp.

 
The author of this letter is a 

college student.

middle school student.

high school student.

 
Jesse and his roommate are both years old.
 
Man vs. is when a character is in conflict with some element of nature-bitter cold, extreme heat, a tornado.
 
Man vs. deals with a character having a problem with society-the school, the law, tradition.
 
Man vs. is when a character has a problem with one or more of the other characters.
 
Man vs. is when a character struggles with himself, trying to decide what to do about some problem.
 
Man vs. is when a character fights against a problem that seems too big to control.
 
The author of the book Hatchet is .
 
Jesse is writing this letter to his parents

in the morning.

in the afternoon.

late at night.

 
Jesse writes his assignments in the college lab.
 
A word which means the same as destiny is .
 
Jesse tells his parents to remind Stephan to feed the .

 

 

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