You bring up interesting points about improving the state of American society, and America’s reputation among other countries. I notice that you group together all Americans, and the reputation others hold against us, as being congruous, but I think this could be challenged. The fight between many opposing sides can be seen in the…[Read more]
Stress is something so many of us have to cope with and its important to realize when it is consuming us and how to put on the breaks. I too think ahead instead of going step by step, and it became impossible for me to focus on any one thing at a time. To cope with this, I write every school assignment I have to do each day in my…[Read more]
MARCUS I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR STORY! Its hilarious and I laughed out loud multiple times while reading it. I can tell you put in a lot of thought while writing this story because of all the song and appearance references (Sia and the mushroom). The beginning caught my eye because I love Beyonce, and then the story just kept getting even better.
I have had this experience multiple times as well. Over the last few years in high school, I learned that liking a class/teacher depends on a lot of things, not just the teacher, like the students in the class and the time of day.
I love this piece. Even though there are only a few lines/words, the ones you chose and the way you embedded them stirred powerful emotions and images. I also noticed how many of the ideas seem to contradict each other like “time lost” and “tremendous gains” but somehow you made them work perfectly. Great job!
Great post! I recently researched a similar topic, about micro plastic pollution of oceans and lakes. The effects of the tiny man made plastics are unbelievable, and although we cannot clean up all the waters, we can work to inform others to prevent the problem from getting worse. If your interested, I posted about the problem on my…[Read more]
I agree with your stance on the topic- art classes are just as important as the 4 standard projects, and there is science to back that up. Personally, I love art, and I rely on art classes as a brain break in my everyday schedule. Without that chance to breath, my school day would be a lot more stressful.
Your piece was so informative and eye opening; I had no idea we spend more time on our phones than asleep in our beds! Like so many others before me, I too have noticed my own addiction to my phone. Earlier this year, I lost my phone for about 2 weeks, and during that time I had no way to check social media, aimlessly scroll through…[Read more]
Wow- bravo on your poem, it evoked so many strong emotions, and even more when you wrote that this is a true story about you. I just want to say that what your doing must be so difficult and that moving countries away from your family and friends is so courageous, great job, I’m cheering you on!
Your poem is outstanding, I loved how you encompassed the entire experience of riding the roller coaster. I could picture the roller coaster, the amusement park, and you, being twelve, and how you felt before, after, and during the experience. Great job!
Angus Mcbean sounds like such an interesting photographer with a unique style. When you mentioned surrealism and altering scenes, I immediately thought of the photography that accompanies Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Have you read it?
I loved reading your poem! Each line gave me a different image, and I could see the little girl helping grandma cooking, or the scene of little Italy and the pasta. I especially liked your last line, it was so powerful and provided great imagery.
This is a really beautiful poem! I like the imagery and how you almost used a short sentence kind of thing but with no punctuation. It reminded me a little of Moana. Nice ocean vibe.. I can’t wait for spring break.
Veganism seems to be on the rise lately, and I didn’t really know what all the benefits were, so I enjoyed reading your post! Like you wrote, going “meat-free” has many benefits to the environment as well as our bodies, but would we be missing any key nutrients? Also, how would following a pescetarian diet compare in terms of the…[Read more]
Its promising that popular fast food chains are trying to integrate “healthier” options, but did you know that these items can be higher in calories than a burger or Chicken McNuggets? I researched a similar topic recently, and realized that these “healthy” foods are really quite misleading. If your interested, you should read The…[Read more]
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.