• Naiara posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’ve finished all my playlist, these three weeks went so fast. I enjoyed this experience and the new things I learned

  • Hi Noor, I agree a little with you about GM is good, because some foods contain more nutrients, vitamins, etc. But I know some GM foods can be bad because some of them contain hormones, the animals we eat are also feed with that. When farmers use pesticides to kill undesirable plants, it harms the earth and if the food is not well washed, there…[Read more]

  • I believe that Xenotransplantation can be the answer for the shortage of organs. Many people is waiting for an organ transplant, and many die in the wait. Xenotransplantation could be the solution but there are

  • Naiara posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    The portfolio I’m working on helped me know me more as a learner because I realize things that make me work slower or make me think a lot.

  • Naiara posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    One thing I’m most proud of accomplish this week is that I’ve been looking for the meaning of some words in the dictionary and keeping writing, thus y english is not deteriorated. Therefore, the next week I would like to keep motivated and learn new words, expressions or improve my writing.

  • To begin I have to define what is xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is the transplantation of the organ, cells or tissues of an animal to a humans.
    I choose this application to study because many people

    • Dear Naiara,

      Wow, thank you for posting about xenotransplantion! I was unfamiliar with the term so your post definitely taught me something new. I look forward to learning more from you about genetic engineering.

      So far, what surprises you most from your research?

      Sincerely,

      Lona

  • I know that Genetic Engineering can be helpful and harmful at the same time. When scientists use it to make plants resistant to herbicides or chemicals to kill unwanted plant or insects that eat the vegetation.

    • Hi Naiara,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I like the fact that you can see the good and the bad of genetic engineering.
      I am all for progress but I think every time we mess with the natural order of things, it hurts us.

      Thanks again,

      Marjorie

  • Naiara posted an update in the group Group logo of 2018 Summer ELLs Academy2018 Summer ELLs Academy 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Which playlist are you working on and why?
    Im working on “Genetic Engineer”. I choose this playlist because I’ve seen videos about genetic engineer and its impact on society, and I found it kind of interesting because many years ago it wasn’t common, but now, it’s everywhere. So due to this previous information and with the interest, I chose…[Read more]

  • My name is Naiara, I’m seventeen years old and I was born in Lima, Peru. I came to America a year and a month ago when I was fifteen years old, and now I’m living and studying in New York. I like to learn new thi

    • Lona replied 5 months ago

      Dear Naiara,

      Thank you for sharing your beautifully written story. I learned so much about you and the things you value because of the honest and clear way you communicated your ideas.

      One of the things that struck me about your story was this quote. “Even though I just have no more than a year and one month here my Spanish has been affected. I noticed I pronounce some words with that funny “latina-gringa” accent and when I talk, I forget some words.” It reminds me of when I lived in Cameroon, a francophone country in West Africa and was completely immersed in French. I would go for weeks without speaking English and at times, when I did speak English, it felt like I was a little rusty. I would love to hear more about this. What do you do to help preserve your Spanish.

      I look forward to reading more of your writing on Youth Voices.

      Sincerely,

      Lona

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