East Middle School Roundabout was a publication of the East Middle School Journalism Club, formerly the South Middle School Journalism Club, which was sponsored by eighth grade communication arts teacher Mr. Randy Turner. Mr Turner taught in the Joplin School District from 2003-2013.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sixth graders Ship Wrecked
By KALEY BELCHER and BROOKLYNN ROBERTSON Staff Writers
Gordon Korman’s first
non-comedy work, Ship Wreck is a story of six troubled kids forced to
participate in a character building experience learning after a tragic ship
wreck to work together in order to survive. Mrs. Kim Frencken's sixth grade reading classes are studying the book.
in Ship Wreck are Luke, Lyssa, Will, Ian, and J.J., Charla, all sent on the Phoenix
for different reason. Luke is in trouble for possessing a firearm found in his
locker. Will and Lyssa fight way too much, even for brother and sister, put in
the hospital and were sent to the Phoenix. Ian watched way too much television,
instead of spending time with real people. Charla suffers a stress related
nervous breakdown. J.J. is a spoiled, troublesome brat.