Dear Valerie, Thank you so much for writing this blog for your classmates to be able to learn from you and all the research that you did!!!! A line that really stood out to me is “This clearly shows that police are forgetting history that has left people of color scarred and explains why the community does not trust the police”, it stood out to me…[Read more]
Dear Valerie, Thank you so much for writing this blog for your classmates to be able to learn from you and all the research that you did!!!! A line that really stood out to me is “This is clearly showing that not only is it affecting the students but it is also affecting their family” it stood out to me because this really shows that you have…[Read more]
I agree with the first quote started “I think they’re great, they are what keep Oakland from turning into a “white- washed” community. Immigrants bring the culture to Oakland”. I agree with this because without immigrants it wouldn’t be the same. One sentence that stands out to me is how you said “Immigration allows there to be more opportunities for Americans, they get a chance to interact with more people who come from different countries and who speak different languages.” because its VERY TRUE people can meet new people and not be use to the same people. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your work is very amazing.
I like how you used 2 interviews and 2 sources to show that Immigrants create a better future with more diversity in the communities, bringing culture in Oakland, and having more ways to have a good life. BUT you should’ve talk more about your argument to expand your thinking and have more reasons why Immigrants show more opportunities!
First of Marleni I want to say good job on completing your Blog. Good job on your interviews you asked very good questions ad got good answers to make your blog stronger. Also I like when you said, “Many people assume the worst of immigrants just because they move from one country to another” because it’s very true immigrants are stereotyped and face stigma due to the fact that they’re moving to a different country to have a better future for themselves and their family. Continue to work hard you been doing good.
I like the fact that you added 2 interview and your own perspective on what you think what will be better for oakland like bringing culture back. I want to say good job for completing your blog it talks about good topic and it seem that you put a lot of work on it. I agree with your main point that immigrant just come to america to have a better future.
I liked reading your blog because it was super interesting and it was very clear as well to what you want to change or bring awareness to. I like the quote you used in the beginning because it tells us what what it’s going to be about. I really liked the strong interviews you had and the pieces of evidence that you had because it made your argument very strong. I think your work is strong and keep doing good.
Your poem is a very personal story and I really appreciate you sharing it with our class. I like how you connected love to an addiction that will cause you to do crazy things. I could really see where you used the different literary devices! One thing you could work on is being more concise at times I felt as if you were telling the…[Read more]
Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was ” They sacrifice everything for their Devotion Not knowing …It would end their rose from growing” because I really liked how you represented their love as a rose.¨ A connection I made to your poem is how much backlash people in biracial relationships get. Your poem also really reminded me of Romeo and Juliet with a little twist which I really enjoyed. Thank you so much for writing and I look forward to reading your next post.
Your shadow box is really beautiful. I like how you incorporated many pictures and objects to express your counter narratives. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “On the outside I had also put red paper to represent how society thinks we are part of a gang” That sentence stood out to me because it is good to bre…[Read more]
Your shadow box is really beautiful. I like how you incorporated many pictures and objects to express your counter narratives. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “I choose to try my hardest and never give up.” That sentence stood out to me because it is good to have that in mind. Also, its better to have a gro…[Read more]
This is my shadow box. My shadow box is showing the difference between my counter and dominant narratives. A dominant narrative is a part of my story told by oppressors with power and privilege. This box is also
I am very happy for you because your box came out very beautiful and detailed! Your box really stood out to me because its very colorful and its shows so much about you. For example the Salvadorian Flag that clearly shows a part of your culture and it extremely beautiful. Good Job on you shadow box!
This is a youth-powered social network 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.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.