Oh my goodness Shakia! Your poem called ” Fat Girl” is so inspiring and really hits the point of not being ashamed. I really connected with this poem because I can relate of being ashamed of myself. But this poem really helped me show myself that I am who I am and I should love myself, no matter my size. Because I learned from you that sized does…[Read more]
While I was reading your reproach I came to a realization that completely agree with your statements. Your statement about under age drinking is certainly a problem and needs to be fixed as soon as possible before it gets worse. Your research that you did was very well done and was very compelling. And thats why I think your article is…[Read more]
In our society today and especially all over the world; there has been a deeply concerning problem with the economic growth. More importantly how money is made and how it has not been fairly shared throughout the
I am captivated by your photograph, “Social and Economic Inequality,” because it captures the beauty of Times Square in a unique way. It is displayed through the view of a pedestrian, walking through the streets of NYC. The colors are very bright and drag in the reader.
One part of your photo that stands out for me is where the Lion King sign is. I think this is nostalgic because of the few times that I have gone to see that incredible show. It stays as a great memory in my mind.
Another part that I find interest in is where the people are standing or walking. This stood out for me because they all come from different lives. They could be tourists or people who are just trying to get home from work that day,
Your photograph reminds me of something that I made once. One time I took a photo of the NYC skyline. It also captured the beauty of New York, just like this photo does.
Thanks for your photo. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because the aesthetic of this photo is very pleasing to the eye. The use of symmetry and perspective is exquisite, taking an interesting take on a simple photo.
Wow Brigney, this post about cyberbullying is amazing. The details and the examples you used were so vivid and placed so well in your essay that it made the story line so clear. Whoever reads this genius essay their eyes will be open to the truth about cyberbullying including what damage and harm it does to students and teachers. Heres a website…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your point of view on what it means to be an American. I fully support the idea on “being “American” means to be proud, to have your chest up high, be proud to call yourself American.” The website that I thought you would like to read is http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=5235. This website shows what Ame…[Read more]
The dystopian novel called 1984 by George Orwell was written as a negative utopia that creates a imaginary world that is compelling and corrupt in the social world, but the social trends in the book are actually
Estoy asombrado por tu publicación porque quería saber un poco mas de el mundo sobre las guerras lo que mas me gusto es que La predicción que hizo Orwell hace aproximadamente un siglo sobre la guerra sigue siendo una preocupación hoy en día
gracias por tu publicación espero que sigas escribiendo más
I truly enjoyed this post and it makes me want to change the way we live and the way we treat animals. I totally agree with you when you say “I will do my best in using products that don’t involve the torturing of animals.” And I also found this amazing website that makes people aware of the problems like you do here……[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your post. This post made me think about Shakespeare in many different ways. Before i didn’t put too much thought into his work, but after reading this, it opened my eyes. It opened my eyes to see that his writing is a door way to many other great writings. He just might be the main reason why we have such great stories…[Read more]
Interesting way of putting the facts together with your piece… I absolutely love it. The way you engage and explain the amazing work that the Me Too movement provides for others who need it. I agree with you a hundred percent that the genders should be equal. I found this article that I think you might enjoy…[Read more]
I absolutely loved this statement you have! I totally agree with you when you said, ” I believe that teachers “must bring to the forum more than their enthusiasm for students and their knowledge of subjects,” and that the purpose of schooling should be to learn to solve problems of and within a democratic society.” I found this really cool web…[Read more]
Global warming is it real or is it a myth. Facts are, glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are dying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace in our world today . It’s becoming clear for
hello, i am a student at back of the yards collage preparatory in Chicago and i have witness both type of positions when it comes to global warming. I was wondering if you have any ideas that i can incorporate into my action plan because i would like to bring awareness and inform them of this issue.
Chanakya this post was amazing! It was a real eye opener. I didn’t know how bad the trash of plastic has gotten in our environment but because of your post and your sources, I have been aware of the tragedy. Thank you and good work! This post reminded me of this article that I think you might…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading this poem. The facts you state are so disturbing and sad but they seem to be true. And I think you open people’s eyes when they read this and make them take a step back on their lives. I can’t relate to this so much and it really touched me, thank you. Heres a site I thought of while reading this……[Read more]
I can totally relate to this post because school is so stressful! And sometimes I just want to “punch my pillow or scream into for a short amount of time.” But I found this really interesting article that I think you might enjoy. This article argues that we shouldn’t punch our pillow and get mad instead we should focus on calming down and try to…[Read more]
I loved this essay so much because of the detail and helpful evidence to back up your ideas. For example, you mentioned Mr. Anderson who is the director of the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University. So you found someone who is an expert on your topic and found hard facts to support the idea if violent video games are having an…[Read more]
Abortion is a controversial topic that humans and mothers have been fighting for years. Pro-choice people think that choosing abortion is women’s right that should not be limited by governmental or any religious
Good point Madison. Seeing the points you brought are valid and make a point. I like what you said here,” the individual human life begins at the fetus or when the sperm meets the egg, and that makes abortion killing innocent human beings.” I know from my beliefs and views that life truly does begin at the fetus or when the sperm meets the egg. Although many do not believe that this is not true, but we have to look and see that everyone, whether they are out of the womb or not have a right to live, whether the mother wants them or not. I found this article that explains and looks into the history of abortion and how it has come a long way(https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/05/abortion-in-american-history/376851/) I enjoyed reading this and replying. I hope we can talk about this some more.
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
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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