Wow this is a great info-graphic that clearly shows that there is a problem that needs to be taken care of in today’s schools. The one that really sticks out to me is the one about sleep problems. I think that many kids lives and grades are taking hits because of the problem.
Very nice work. I think this is a very big issues and topic that needs to continue to be addressed. However I do believe that over the years this issue has started to go down and that idea that women can not do anything is fading very fast.
Your work is very good. I can totally tell that you played close attention to the character Huck in this book. You did a great job at breaking down the things he did and reasons as to why. I think your quote also helped you a lot in breaking down this character in more detail. I do wish you got into a little more detail about the physical…[Read more]
This was very well written and I love how many examples you gave. You used them to show how Huck represents different problems in society that are found between the lines. You gave a clear picture as to what Huck looks like and how he acts as a young boy. I think this is great work! Good Job!
It is clear from the very beginning of the book that the character Huck comes from a background that is near the bottom of white society. His father is a drunk that has a negative impact on him as he comes and
Jason, I think you did a nice job analyzing Huck Finn. I wrote about Huck Finn for this blogging discussion, too, and I agree with you that Huck following his conscience and going against what is the law in the white society has impacted other characters in positive ways in the book. I also agree that Huck is often confused, because he is struggling to do what is really right. But, he later realizes that he would have felt worse for doing the right thing and turning Jim in than he does for not turning Jim in. I mentioned this in my post as well, and I think his decision to help Jim escape slavery is a big step for Huck to go against the norm of the society in which he has been raised. Do you think this decision is a milestone in Huck’s development?
I totally agree with your point on that he comes from a lower social class. You can tell through out the book that he has troubles talking and understanding people. But Widow Douglas though out the first couple charters of the book tries to help Huck to understand the real world. She tries to discipline Huck and tries to tell him what is right and what is wrong. She has a hard time at first. But then she real gets to him before he gets taken by his father. With Huck not knowing his mother, he never really had a mom there to help him out. Because his father was not going to help him out with his drinking problems he had. Also with Huck getting physical abused by his father , he never really had a parent there for him. So it was good for Doulas to step in and save his life from going down here. I really like your post. I hope you keep posting in there near future.
You did a great job at explaining your feelings on the subject of equal pay and your thoughts as to how it needs to be better addressed in today’s world. I think that this issue has started to decline and not be as common of a thing. We see more and more that women are holding higher positions and being payed more. I still think there…[Read more]
This was very well written and you did a very good job at connecting the thought of religion it other things like the Religious Freedom Act and a book you were reading in class. You did a very good job as getting right to the point and not dragging out your thoughts. It is clear how you feel on this subject and i have to agree that we tend to…[Read more]
When I first found out we were going to write about something we were passionate about i knew that i wanted to talk about discrimination right away. It is something that is still such a large and ongoing battle.
I totally agree with you on discrimination. I wrote about the same thing. I wrote about how the black teen got killed by the police man in Texas. I encourage you to check it out. I think your essay is really good. I want you to explore more of this topic.
Jason, I couldn’t agree more with you on the specifics you gave and your topic overall. Discrimination has been a problem for a very long time and over all this time, little progress has been made to fix things. For as long as this stuff has been going on, not much has been done. Thank you for bringing this up and adding to the conversation of discrimination because it plays a large roll in our society today and most likely always will.
The relationship and the example he sets for his son is very poor. I feel like in our school we don’t get to see this very much. It is still a big downside to society and it is something that needs to be looked for more often. All it is going to do is make the kids of the next generation follow in their father’s footsteps.
I really like how you thought about what kids in abusive families have to go through and all the struggles that take place in their life. This quote did seem pretty clear at showing that and i agree with the path you took in analyzing it. Good job!!!!
This is a very good and very true post. My class does that same game with the agree or disagree and I have to admit that i do sometimes just follow the crowd. It is truly important that people start to realize that they have to make their own decisions. This is very true when it comes to bigger things like going out instead of studying for a big…[Read more]
“After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so
Fate is something that nobody can see while it is actually taking place. However, the love my dad and stepmom share today, is a true testament and showing of how fate indirectly impacts each and every one of our
This is a really sweet story and I’m glad fate had such a nice ending to your story! There were good twists but I like the way you kept to your main theme. The way you told both sides of your dad and stepmom’s stories is really nice and gives the audience good context
Joey, this is a very good point that more people in the USA need to listen to. It not longer matters whether they hate him or not because we voted him in and now Mr. Trump will be leading our nation. It is time for all of us to band together and work for a positive and bright future even if we do not like him. It is our job as the people of this…[Read more]
You are completely right on the fact that it is the time of year where everyone is in the giving mood. I am with you that people need to focus more on the feelings that they give out to people not just the objects. I am sure it would make someone happy if you went out and bought them an iphone or something but it would feel so much better to take…[Read more]
I agree that this is a very big problem in our current country and in the world. It is something that can only be fixed by people coming together and making a difference. There should be more ads or companies trying to help out the homeless because though we may not be able to provide everyone with a home we can do things like help give food…[Read more]
I think that you have some very good points in this writing but there needs to be more data init to try and prove that what you are saying is true. Right now this feels more of just an opinion that has nothing to back it up with. There needs to be some kind of data used to try and make your points much more clearly and backed up.
You also need to…[Read more]
It sounds life family is very big part of your life and mean a lot to you. I can relate to all the family things you talked about i always loved my grandma’s cooking and playing with my cousins. I think you do a great job at painting the picture of where you come from. Also the order of all your thoughts is very good and they blend together great.…[Read more]
I really like how you took everything in your life and put it into this poem it reminds me of some things that I did when I was younger. The way you ended this is very powerful. The whole none welcoming city hits me hard and really grabs my attention. Very nice work.
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.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
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.