• Start Here

    Blind Side

    Quite simply, what is your story about?
    Here are a few tips to improve your logline:

    This book is about the football superstar Micheal Oher and what he had to go through to become the football legend that he is today.

    • Make sure your logline contains irony
      If someone believes in someone that no one believes in that person can achieve anything as long as someone believes.
    • Use the question “What if?” to trigger the imagination
      What if Micheal never met The Tuohys?
    • Can you make it universal?
      What if Micheal would have died in the car crash?
  • Act I

    The Situation

    Micheal Oher is a homeless boy living in the ghetto. Micheal has been going in and out of schools for years. Everything has been going wrong for him since he was born he lost his mom and soon he lost his house and the he lost every thing. He keeps trying to make things better but things just don’t go his way, but what Micheal doesn’t know is that things where about to go his way.

  • Act II a

    *Rising Action

    Micheal meets the Tuohys and they end up taking him under their wing. They give Micheal a place to cal home, a family and they make sure he goes to school, they help him get his license, his very own truck, and they let him play football. Micheal has the potential to become a football superstar he is a nice guy who would do anything for his new family and his love for his siblings makes Mrs. Tuohy Think about adopting Micheal.

  • Act II b

    Raise the Stakes

    Its going good for Micheal Mostly all teachers except one like Micheal, but the grades that the teacher is giving to Micheal could keep him from graduating. After that indecent Micheal decides to go for a drive with his youngest sibling S.J. in his new truck because S.j. has been training Micheal so he can have as much choices for collage. So they go for a drive and they are jamming to some tunes. while that is going on Micheal is going in and out of different lanes on the road. When they go into one of the lanes BAM the car crashes. S.J. and Micheal have recovered from the car crash Micheal has got plenty of scholarships to many collages including Ole Miss. Then one day is adoptive mother Mrs. Tuohy gets a call from a lady who wants to talk to Micheal. They met the lady at her office building. Micheal goes in to her office by himself and in that office he heard a lot of bad about his new family and what their plans are for him. Micheal gets heated he goes outside to confront Mrs. Tuohy, then he runs away later that day and gets into trouble with some people back in his hood. He then goes back to the place where Mrs. Tuohy found him the first day she met him at the laundry matte.

  • Act III

    The Resolution

    Micheal gets into the car with Mrs. Tuohy and they go back to living their lives. Micheal graduates with a GPA of 2.52. Micheal goes to Ole miss no matter what that lady had said. Micheal then goes to the NFL draft and gets drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. Micheal still plays football till this day and is now a member of the Carolina Panthers.

  • Opening Image

    page 1

    Micheal is a homeless boy in the ghetto without a mom or dad he doesn’t even have a sibling to live with. No house, no bed, the only thing he has is one pair of clean clothes. He has a mom but he was a drug attic and abusive, so to him, she doesn’t care about him at all so he is basically all on his own. He has an older brother who had a girlfriend and his girlfriend said that he could stay with her and her parents but Micheal’s brother’s girlfriend’s dad did not want Micheal to stay with them, so like I said before Micheal was all on his own.

  • Theme Stated

    page 5

    The theme of this book is…
    Don’t judge a book by the way it looks or on how big it is or by it’s cover because the material on the inside can surprise you, So give that book a chance because it can surprise you.

  • Set-up

    pgs 1-10

    By the first 10 pages, it is about Big Mike/ Micheal Oher being on the field playing the game of football in the NFL.

  • Catalyst

    pg 12

    Micheal was walking in the snow. The Tuohys are coming home from their son S.J.’s play. Micheal walks back to where he was staying from the night and the Tuohys pass Micheal. Leigh Anne Tuohy makes her husband stop the car and she gets out and asks Micheal to come stay with them for the night. Leigh Anne makes an area for Micheal to sleep on for the night. When she comes downstairs the next morning the sheets and blankets she laid down for Micheal were folded and stacked up neatly and there was no Micheal to be found in the house.

  • Debate

    pgs 12-25

    Micheal Oher is the hero in the book The Blind Side . Micheal decides to act and go ahead and stay with the Tuohys even though he knows he has to leave the next day.

  • Break into Two

    pg 25

    The journey begins and the Tuohys let Micheal live with them. The Tuohys tried to get Micheal to get into the school that their other kids went to but the school wouldn’t let Micheal go to that school because of his GPA. Which was 0.6. One day coach Hugh Freeze is talking to Mr. Tuohy because they are friends and the football coach was from the school that Micheal wanted to go to . The coach sees that Micheal has a real talent for football. The coach wants Micheal on his team. So the coach pays a lot of money to get into the school and he joins the football team.

  • B Story

    pg 30

    Micheal Meets his new brother and sister. His new brothters name is S.J. His sisters name is collins. Collins and S.j both go to the school the Tuohys are sending Micheal to as well. The younger Tuohys are very nice to Micheal they it took a little bit for c Collins to get used to hi but S.J acted like he was there before he was born. S.J acting like that towards Micheal makes Micheal feel good. Micheal also had his day bue in football one friday game. His defense was on pointe and incrediable.

  • Fun and Games

    pgs 30-55

    For my What if question I said… What if Micheal never met The Tuohys? That would effect this story because if Micheal never met the Tuohys there would be no book for me to respond to. Also, no one would know who Michael Oher is and what he could have become.

  • Midpoint

    pg 55

    Micheal grades have been bad for a while. Thats mainly one of the reasons that Micheal has been going in and out of schools, but Micheal grades started getting better except for one of his grades. That teacher had been hard on Micheal scince he had started his class. The grade in that class could keep Micheal from graduating.

  • Bad Guys Close In !!

    pgs 55-75

    Micheal keeps trying to get better grades in that class, but each time he tries to learn the more questions he gets wrong on test and other assignments. The teacher does not believe in Micheal. He thinks that Micheal will have to redo his class and that he will not graduate.

  • All is Lost

    pg 75

    Micheal and his brother S.J go for a drive in Micheal’s car to get Micheal’s head off on whats going on his life. While they are driving they turn on a song which they both like. Micheal is not paying attention while he is driving, so they are going in and out of different lanes. BAM!!! S.J and Micheal get in a car crash.

  • Dark Night of the Soul

    pgs 75-85

    Micheal and S.J its just that S.J was in the front so when they crashed Micheal protected him from the glass that was flying towards him. Micheal is freaking out. He feels like the Tuohys are going to kick him out because of S.J looked like when the ambulance was taking him in. So to Micheal it was the end of the world, because the Tuohys where everything to him.

  • Break Into Three

    pg 85

    Micheal finds the solution to the problem. The Tuohys find Micheal a tutor. Her name is Miss Sue. Miss Sue helps Micheal get better grades in that class. Micheal starts passing the class. Micheal is able to graduate. Micheal graduates and goes to Ole Miss.

  • Finale

    pgs 85-110

    Micheal graduates with a GPA of 2.52. Micheal goes to Ole miss. Micheal then goes to the NFL draft and gets drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. Micheal still plays football till this day and is now a member of the Carolina Panthers.
    Micheal changed a lot since the beging he has a lot more confidence in himself and in other people.

  • Final Image

    pg 110

    To Micheal the world is more pure everything is right in the world and nothing can go bad. He is living his life a way he would have never have seen himself living.

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Micheal graduates with a GPA of 2.52. Micheal goes to Ole miss no matter what that lady had said. Micheal then goes to the NFL draft and gets drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. Micheal still plays football till this day and is now a member of the Carolina Panthers. "},{"_id":"588b56e4dd3b684b494d37a5","treeId":"588b56e4dd3b684b494d3792","seq":9471791,"position":1,"parentId":"588b56e4dd3b684b494d37a4","content":"### Break Into Three\n###### pg 85\nMicheal finds the solution to the problem. The Tuohys find Micheal a tutor. Her name is Miss Sue. Miss Sue helps Micheal get better grades in that class. Micheal starts passing the class. Micheal is able to graduate. Micheal graduates and goes to Ole Miss."},{"_id":"588b56e4dd3b684b494d37a6","treeId":"588b56e4dd3b684b494d3792","seq":9471800,"position":2,"parentId":"588b56e4dd3b684b494d37a4","content":"### Finale\n###### pgs 85-110\nMicheal graduates with a GPA of 2.52. Micheal goes to Ole miss. 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