I am interested in your poem because I like the way it gives a description of your life. One thing that you said that stands out for me is, “I am from great friends Who make my life interesting And through good and bad, Will always be there for me.” I think this is sweet that you included your friends in your poem. Your poem reminds me of the poem that I did at the beginning of the year. Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I enjoyed your poem.
I think that where you’re from is a good place to grow up. I like the description you gave of your life in Oakland. You said, “I am from Oakland. The place I have lived all my life. A city unlike any other. Where everyone is unique. I would have loved to grow up somewhere like that.
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.