NENG-102 - Fall Semester

Writing Assignments
OCTOBER SKY

a Joe Johnston Film

based on an extraordinary true story

October Sky DVD

Format for notes

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ASSIGNMENTS CHAPTERS START to END TIMES Example Notes
Part I
(Vocab - Glossary)

Chapter 1: The Age of Sputnik
Chapter 2: The Coalwood Boy

00:00 - 09:04 Ch 1-2
Ch 1-2
Ch 1-2
Chapter 3: To Build a Rocket 09:05 - 17.46 Ch 3, Ch 3

 

Part II
(Vocab - Glossary)
Chapter 4: Stroke of Genius 17:47 - 25:17 Ch 4, Ch 4
Chapter 5: Cape Coalwood 25:18 - 34:31 Ch 5

 

Part III
(Vocab - Glossary)

Chapter 6: Rocket Roulette
Chapter 7: Splitting the Sky
34:32 - 41:08 Ch 6, Ch 6
Ch 7, Ch 7
Chapter 8: False Hopes 41:09 - 46:17 Ch 8, Ch 8

 

Part IV
(Vocab - Glossary)
Chapter 9: Up in Smoke 46:18 - 53:10 Ch 9
Chapter 10: Valentine
Chapter 11: I Won't Shed a Tear
53:11 - 1:07:11 Ch 11

 

Part V
(Vocab - Glossary)
Chapter 12: A Life That Counts
Chapter 13: Search for AUK 13
1:07:12 - 1:21:20 Ch 12-13
Chapter 14: Strike
Chapter 15: Homerís In Trouble
1:21:21 - 1:29:14 Ch 14-15

 

Part VI
(Vocab - Glossary)
Chapter 16: The Highest Honor
Chapter: 17: This One's  Yours
1:029:15 - 1:39:48  
Chapter 18 Epilogue (This chapter is not included on the final exam.) 1:38:49 - 1:41:20  

 

 

The Characters:
"The Rocket Boys" -  Homer Hickam, Quentin Wilson, Roy Lee Cook, Sherman O'Dell
Homer's Parents - John and Elsie Hickam
Homer's Brother - Jim Hickam
Miners - Mr. Ike Bykovsky, Mr. Leon Bolden, Mr. Earl Lee (Roy's stepfather)
Teacher - Miss Freida Riley
Others - Mr. Turner (high school principal); Dr. Wernher von Braun (NASA rocket scientist); Dorothy (high school student), Basil Thorpe (Bluefield Telegraph reporter); Valentine Carmina (high school student)
 

 

Last Part
(Vocab - Glossary)
Chapter 16: The Highest Honor
Chapter 17: This Oneís Yours
Chapter 18: Epilogue/Titles
1:07:12 - 1:21:20  

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