YELLOW- The Snowball Effect OEQ


When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.

  • What does Angela imagine her classmates will do?  Why?
  • Do you think Angela’s expectations were realistic?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

13 Responses to “YELLOW- The Snowball Effect OEQ”

  1. Vittoria says:

    OEQ- The Snowball Effect

    “When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.” She imagines that they would treat he heroically. Angela pictured them putting her on their shoulders and chanting her name.

    No, I do not because she is probably too heavy for them. She would probably have got the pat on the back though. This reminds me of when I got in big trouble for lying. I feel very bad for her.

    :lol: :razz: :roll: :smile: ;-) :grin: :cool: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

  2. Vatsal P. says:

    In the story, “The Snowball Effect”, Angela decides to take responsibility for a broken window in school when she didn’t brake it. She thought her classmates would think of her as a hero but they didn’t. When Mr. Phillips was late to class all the boys started throwing a football around in the classroom. When one guy guy threw the ball, it hit the window and shattered it. Suddenly, Mr. Phillips walked and to his surprise his window had a hole in it. He asked the class who did it. Nobody answered. He asked again but this time he said he would give extra homework to everyone if the person who did it didn’t confess. Angela, being a high average student, already had too much homework as is. She thought that she would rather get the blame for breaking a window than getting more homework. Also she thought that her classmates would then call her a hero for saving them from more homework so she took the blame. Once, she was introduced to the consequences she said that she would rather have the extra homework than all the consequences.
    Next, I think her expectations weren’t that realistic. She was expecting a pat on the back or being called a hero. People usually just say thanks. Then a few days later they will just forget. I felt that way when I let my friend copy my project. He just said thanks for th first few days and then forgot. I felt really sad. I was expecting at least a little help on something else but he didn’t. In conclusion, Angela thought that her friends were going to praise her for taking the blame and her expectations were not realistic.

  3. Juli E. (Softball All The Way) says:

    Here is my OEQ responce :!: Hope you like it :mrgreen:

    In the story, The Snowball Effect, Angela takes the blame for a crime that she didn’t commit. The “crime” in the story is a window gets broken in Angela’s history classroom. The kids decide that it would be fun to play football in the classroom, before their teacher, who is already late, shows up for class. Angela knows that you’re not supposed to play sports inside, but she doesn’t want to be the one, “who ruins all the fun,” so she joins the game and the window breaks. When she is confronted by her teacher she tells him that she broke the window, so her whole class doesn’t have to do work. She pictures her classmates, “hoisting her up on their shoulders,” because they’d call her a hero.
    I think that Angela’s expectations aren’t reasonable because all that proves is she doesn’t want to do work. If you don’t want to so work you should’ve walked away from the problem. If feel the expectations are unreasonable because in my experiences, kids don’t thank the person who took the blame. They say, “Oh look, the teachers’ pet has too much work to do, so she doesn’t want anymore.” In the end, being a hero because you took the blame for something is not all it’s cut out to be, and if you’ve ever thought this, it’s very on reasonable.

  4. Srushti B. says:

    When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her. Angela thinks that if she takes the blame for the broken window, she thinks that Mr. Philips will not punish her as she is an honors student. Plus, she also thinks that people will think of Angels as an “hero” even though she is the only one that is punished instead of the whole class. They will treat her very nicely-or that’s what she thinks.
    I think Angela’s expectations from her classmates was really not realistic because they are very cowardly. If they don’t accept that they broke the window, what makes you think they’ll accept Angela doing the crime? This reminds me of a time when I helped a girl named Jamie last year even though she was mean to me. I thought she would be my friend after I helped her, but she wasn’t. In the end, I think you should never think fictional if you know it’s not going to happen! :lol: :lol:

  5. Sophia says:

    Angela knows who broke the window, and she knows it wasn’t her. But instead of writing an essay each day as a class punishment, she would rather “confess to a crime [she] didn’t commit.” She imagines that when she takes the blame, saving her class from a semester full of essays, her classmates will treat her like a hero. She describes the scene in her mind and imagines them “hoisting me up on their shoulders and chanting my name.” Angela believes this because her class hates extra work and she would save them from the essays the teacher would assign. She also would rather to skip the essays. But those expectations were a little high.
    Angela believes that she is doing a good thing for her class, and thinks she will be treated as a hero. In reality, that won’t happen. There was no cheering, no carrying her on their shoulders, hardly even a pat on the back. Sadly, no kid will treat you like a hero. Most kids will also never confess to a crime, especially on that they didn’t commit. In an acting group that I was in, some kids stole candy from the snack cart. When the director asked who did it, no one stood up. As a punishment, for the next month, we weren’t allowed to buy anything from the snack cart. I knew better than to say that I did it, because something worse would happen to me. Instead, we lived through our punishment, which is what Angela should have done. It wasn’t smart to confess to another’s crime, and being thought a hero wasn’t realistic thinking.

  6. Ilta P. says:

    When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how well her classmates will treat her.
    Angela believes her classmates will treat her as a hero, because she saved the class from extra essays taking the blame of the crime. It all started when the history teacher was late and the kids decided to toss the football around, which is not a good idea. The ball crashes through the window and soon after that, Mr.Phillips arrvies to teach his class. After asking who’s responsible for the crime, Mr.Phillips faces silent, nervous students. Nobody confesses and Mr.Phillips tells the class that he has to give an additional essay for each day until the end of semester. Angela, always good and responsible student makes a hard decision of being responsible for the crime she didn’t do. Unfortunately, her mom is not happy about the three in-school suspension days and paying the window. Everything goes differently than he imagines and he has to complete extra work for her mom to make payment for the window.

    Angela’s expectations weren’t realistic. Other students were surprised and thought Angela was crazy. Sadly, many kids think true heros are seen on television. This reminds me of the time when we had a fieldtrip and my friend’s money was stolen. After all, nobody confessed and I was thinking about doing the same thiing as Angela did. Luckily, I was wiser and didn’t do it. In the end the money was found, but nobody knows who was responsible for this crime.
    In conclusion, Angela makes a wrong decision of being responsible for the accident. She has to pay hardly and hopefully learn to always tell the truth

    I’m doooooooneeeeeeeeeeeeee :mrgreen:

  7. Eric says:

    In the story, “The snowball effect” an honor student named Angela decides to take the responsibility that’s not hers for the broken window, she imagines that her classmates will think of her as a hero for taking the blame. Angela thinks that her teacher, Mr. Philips likes Angela so she thought he wouldn’t punish her, she thought wrong. Mr. Phillips probably thought why would Angela throw a football in class? Angela thought that Mr. Phillips would go easy on his best honor student, but she was wrong.

    Angela’s expectations were realistic, but didn’t happen. They were realistic because all the students could have thought of Angela as a hero, and saving them from an essay every night for the rest of the trimester. This reminds me of when I took the blame for something I didn’t do to help somebody out. In closing, don’t think that Angela should’ve token the blame, because the person that really broke the window could’ve confessed before she did.

  8. Danielle G. says:

    In the story Baseball in April, Jesse seems discouraged at the end of the story. Jesse and Michael are both trying out for little league. Michael is slightly better than Jesse, but Jesse still tries. First, they go into the field and Jesse doesn’t think he did well. The he sees his brother do extremely well. The coach said after lunch they were going to bat. Jesse doesn’t think he’s good at hitting so he feels discouraged. But then Michael tries to help. Jesse was proud that he got 3 out of 10 hits. Then his brother did better so he felt discouraged again.
    I think that Jesse’s reaction was appropriate for the tryouts. I think this because if you try hard you should be granted what you wanted. This reminds of the time when I tried out for travel soccer and I wasn’t that good and I didn’t think I did well. Then I made the team. In conclusion, Jesse and Michael tried out for little league and Jesse didn’t think he did well.

  9. Hari (The master of awesomeness) says:

    It’sa mea Mario. Here we go :!: :!: :!: :mrgreen:

    In the Snowball Effect, Angela takes responsibility for the breaking of the window, because of how her classmates might treat her. :twisted: In fifth period Angela’s classmates are playing football indoors because their teacher isn’t there. :mrgreen: Although Angela knows the effects, after what happened with her brothers, she is reluctant to ruin all the fun. :sad: Accidentally, a student throws the ball out the window, while Mr. Phillips, their teacher, comes in. :shock: Horrified by what happened, he asks his mischievous kids who committed the crime. :| Thinking that the students will praise her for her heroics and Mr. Phillips will let her off the hook, she claims responsibility over the act. :cry:
    Personally, I believe that her theory was non-realistic. If you do the crime there will be consequences. This is like the time my cousins came over to my house and while we were playing with a spike ball (ball with spikes and is BOUNCY) we hit a glass vase which in my mind slowly crashed while I looked at fate in real time vision. Almost on cue after that happened, my mom came into and screeched. (Not really) When she asked who had done this vicious crime none responded. I then the consequences that would occur if no one exclaimed anything and slowly and sadly raised my hand and had confessed that I did it. She was mad and really punished me. Later on, she found out and gave me 20 dollars! :mrgreen: I was lucky but Angela wasn’t. :cry: Ultimately, Angela thought her classmates would praise her for heroics but she was completely wrong. Plus, I think Angela didn’t think well enough and wasn’t realistic.

    :razz: :mrgreen: :lol: :grin: :cool: :arrow: :shock: :smile: ;-)

  10. matt c says:

    Angela imagines how her classmates will treat her because of what she thins are heroic actions. I believe Angela thinks her classmates will look up to her because she saved them from writing an extra essay every night for the whole semester. For that reason she visions that her classmates would pic her up on their shoulders and start chanting her name. In reality know one could care less about her actions. All that happend was she got into a heep of trouble at school and at home.
    I really don’t believe Angela’s expectations were realistic because you only see that happen when someone does something amazing. For example, hitting the winning run in the major leagues world sereies. I can relate to Angela’s situation because when I scored the winning goal in soccer no one picked me on their shoulders, they just were happy I scored and we one. It is also not logical for anyone to think people would do that just because you did something good. In closing, Angela was not happy that she confessed that she broe the window, it wasn’t even being good to her classmates.

  11. Nick I. says:

    OEQ for “The Snowball Effect”

    In the story “The Snowball Effect” Angela takes the blame when somebody throws a football through the window. This happened when the kids in Angela’s 5th grade class started playing football when Mr. Phillips, Angela’s teacher, was late for class. When Angela takes the blame she thinks that her classmates are going to cheer her on like a hero. She thinks this because she is putting herself in trouble to protect everyone else. “I pictured them hoisting me onto their shoulders and shouting my name.”
    I think that Angela’s expectations were unrealistic because she doesn’t know what’s going on inside her classmate’s heads. I think this because when I was in 3rd grade I did the exact same think as Angela, except I was protecting the whole grade. When they didn’t cheer me on like I thought they would have, I was naïve enough to ask them why they didn’t cheer. They told me that they were disappointed in me for getting in trouble for them. In conclusion, Angela takes the blame when someone throws the ball out of the window to get fame, and I think that her expectations were unrealistic.

  12. shaila says:

    In the middle of the story, Angela decides to take responsibility for th broken windows. She imagines how her classmates will treat her. Inner “imagination” she thinks that everyone in class will treat her like a hero. As Mr. Phillip walks in watching the cracked window, he asks them who did it or he would give homework by essays each night. Finally, Angela raises her hand and lies that she did, so she wouldn’t get extra homework. Mr. Phillip said she had to pay the expense fo the cracked window. After class, she noticed that hardly any of her friends considered her a hero. In my opinion, Angela’s expectations weren’t realistic in the story. She thought that she would be a hero and she told she did it and save her classmates from homework. Whatever you think will happen will not probably happen. Although, she save the class from work, she should have thought of what bad thing could have happened. This reminds me when one of my classmates thought that she would save the day by telling a lie but instead of saving the day, she got herself in trouble and didn’t think before she spoke.
    In conclusion, Angela took the blame on herself and got in trouble, while her classmates didn’t do as she had expected.

  13. Danielle G (ROCKS!!!) says:

    In the story, the snowball effect, Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window. When she does this she thinks that her classmates will treat her heroically because she didn’t really break the window. What happened was her teacher was late to class so her classmates were throwing around a football, and then the most inevitable thing happened, it crashed through the window. Then her teacher came in a was red as a tomato.

    I don’t think Angela’s expectations were realistic because if you break it you fix it. Because she said she broke the window so now she has to pay the price.It doesn’t matter if your an honer student, she has to pay the price. This reminds me of the time when my brother Justin and I were playing catch in the front yard and he throw the ball and it went speeding throw the window and all you heard was CRASH!!! Sadly I learned my lesson when I took the blame for the window and I got punished for it. In conclusion,If you break it, tell the truth. Also don’t lie.

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