I feel she is talking about being a young athlete who love to play basketball and have fun outside, another thing i noticed where she is from is that she is from the south where the people used the old way to live like go to church and eat good soul food. another thing that stand out to me in this poem was when she said the saying “If you eat that seed a watermelon will grow in your belly” i like that saying because it bring memories back up in my head from when i was young and live in the south myself.
Hello Katie, I found this post very interesting and completely true. Teen drivers especially today cannot bare to part from their phones for more than bout 5 minutes unless they absolutely have to. This is a very important issue today. I’m sure if teens and young adults could just wait to check their phones when they get to where they are going,…[Read more]
Hello Stardazia, This was a very good piece. I connected with the part where you mentioned being from having to be home before the street light comes on. I used to have to be home before the street like came on as well. It was very interesting! I would love to know the background story about cussing people out in Haiti. Great work!
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.