I thought your poem was great and I love the way you connected Romeo and Juliet to your own personal life. I really like how you included the beginning of Romeo and Juliet in your poem to show your story. I think the part that stood out to me the most is, ¨ Can you hear us? Do you feel it? Have you seen us? Have you lived it?” I th…[Read more]
Hi my name is Oscar, I’m a 9th grader and I wrote this poem about war and violence and how it does not help our planet at all. I wrote this poem and connected back to Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare because it was
Hi it’s Edwin and I wanted to say that I like how you connect your poem to Shakespeare and to the community of Oakland and the world at the same time! Its very understandable when reading it because it relates to many moments that happened this year which were based on violence and war. Also I wanted to ask you that why did you made this poem based on violence and war and what was its purpose? Thank you for your time. Have a great day!
I am shocked to see how you did your shadow box because I like how you put different things that you like and different colors on it too. I notice that you really like UC Berkeley which tells me that you really want to go to that school. I can see that you are religious which is a cool thing and shows you care. One part of your…[Read more]
I am super fascinated on your work because you showed what you love doing and showed what you mostly do in your life which is awesome. I think that it is cool that you show 3 things that you love doing. One thing I am confused about is what are some things that you identify as like ethnicity.
This shadow box represents the person that I am and the way people see me as a person. This shadow box shows my dominant narratives that society puts on me. Also this shadow box shows my counter narratives that
I am very interested in your shadow box because it is very colorful and I can learn a lot of things about yourself. I can notice that you put a lot of time into your shadow box in order to make it shine and be good. I can notice that you love life academy and its community and I do too. One part of your shadow box that stands out…[Read more]
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.