Bruce Springsteen’s song, “Born In the USA” makes me ask: Are people actually going to help you in the bad times? If they can’t do it, what makes you think people would? It’s basically saying that Bruce’s c
Dear Anaee, I am Surprised about,on the way you described the poem “She Walks in Beauty,” because to start off for a male to write about women it’s always more of a love affection,not trying to compare their emotions,that no matter that the beauty is inside and out One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “why he uses light and dark…[Read more]
Bruce Springsteen’s song, “Born In the USA” makes me ask: Are people actually going to help you in the bad times? If they can’t do it, what makes you think people would? It’s basically saying that when Bruce’s
I’m Latina, Mexican to be specific, but born in the United States. I was born in 2004 and raised by my mom in Washington Heights. I’ve lived there my whole life – went to school there, spent most of my time
I like your bio its so personal and i like how deep you get into ur life. And i like the title “Karla’s journey” very creative title i like how u give us your life through school and how now u made it to highschool very good karla
Dear Karla, I am empathetic about living with a single parent.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “My life went in the other direction once my dad left”.I feel sorry that he did that to you to be very honest I wish my dad left.But for you but i’m guessing you didn’t want that to happen in your case.Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next because I enjoyed reading this.
I really like your bio. I think your story is nice because a lot of kids who only have one parent may have a hard time getting through school.I live in Texas my whole live I wonder how i would be in NY.
I am from glassware where it has to be place in the right placeWhere I’m from there is music outside at night cats crying, smells like weed, neighbors arguing about the loud musicI’m from walking into my hou
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
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