I am interested in your post, “My beautiful neighborhood,” because…
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I am a park in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. I have a nice look with the plants, trees and I look good when people walk around me.” I think this is very nice because your sentence are very good.
Shaina, I’m so happy that you are excited to learn more English! For your issue, what would you like to learn more about in your community? You could research your community here, in Brooklyn, or your home country — whatever you want to know more about!
We’ve been learning about immigration in class and it’s great to hear your story. You’re so strong and I’m sorry you had to wash that dish.😂 I’m also sorry that you had to leave your sisters behind but I’m glad you got here safely and that you’re learning English. You type it really well.
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.