One Child - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Torey Hayden
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Despite Sheila's increasing interaction in class, she still will not do paperwork. Sheila will pretend to work on a paper, but when no one is looking she shreds it and throws it in the garbage. Torey tries several tactics to get Sheila to do written work, but any assignment that requires Sheila to write she refuses. Out of frustration, Torey copies one worksheet on an entire ream of paper. She then sits down with all five hundred copies and Sheila. Paper after paper Sheila destroys as frustration grows for both teacher and student. Torey tries forcing Sheila to write but the little girl continues to struggle. Finally Sheila breaks free of Torey's hold and runs to the other side of the room where she turns and shouts, "I HATE YOU!". Sheila continues to scream wordlessly as Anton takes the other children out to recess. Torey...

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