I am very touched by your poem because it made me realize to not take the little things for granted. I felt very sad about how you explain violence takes away from you visiting your mother’s hometown because violence is a very powerful feeling that has severe consequences. One part of your poem that stands out for rme is where w…[Read more]
This poem is about two lovers who can’t be with one another because of family rivals. Similar to Romeo and Juliet the love from these two lovers are inconceivable. People constantly let a lot of challenges stop
I believe you did an excellent job on your poem because it made me feel like I was going through that experience and actually made me feel like I was experiencing the story of the poem. I know that made your poem really strong, also the last sentence left the reader wanting more of the story leaving us ATTACHED. I don’t believe your poem has any flaws because it is very strong to me because it showing me all the tools we learned in Portugal’s class. Thank you for your beautiful piece of writing I’m looking forward to what you write next because i’m obsessed.
Thank you so much for sharing your poem with me, it was very powerful. What I really liked about the poem was how it was written from Romeo’s point of view and from Juliet’s point of view. Juliet not wanting to fall for Romeo and Romeo knowing he was going to. I liked how you put that both of them wanted to be together but the knew they couldn’t so they kept it a secret. One of my favorite lines was “Everything is so different when I’m with you, It’s like a warm fuzzy feeling leaving my whole body complete, we are like thing 1 and thing 2 for nothing else can be compared to you.” I liked this line because it really expressed and showed how much love and affection they felt for each other. Thank you so much for sharing your poem with me and I look forward to reading your next post!
I really appreciate your shadow box because of the story behind it and how you explain that these objects really matter to you. I can really understand the favorite things that you enjoy. I also really like anime. My favorite part of your shadow box is your shadow box statement. The shadow box statement really reminded me how…[Read more]
One part of your shadow box that stands out for me is the soccer field that you put in your box. I felt like how the field shows how you like to play sports and be active. This stood out to me because I also am a very active person and really like all types of sports. Also, the images of the car show that you enjoy cars and that…[Read more]
This Shadow Box represents my ethnicity of being Cambodian and my biological sex which is female. In this society females are seen as weak, voiceless, worthless, or not even good enough. This is considered a
One sentence that stood out to me is when you shared stereotypes about your chosen and assigned identities. I liked how you go against the dominant narratives and speak your truth. Another sentence that stood out to me is when you shared a bit of Cambodia’s history. Thank you for writing and I am looking forward to seeing more.
One part of your shadow box that stands out for me is where you kept your lotion from your grandma for 3 years. This stood out to me because you talked about how kids are seen as irresponsible. I really liked how you explain counter and dominate narratives because it was very clear and understanding. You made it very clear that…[Read more]
One part of your shadow box that stands out for me is where you have the picture of Kendall Jenner to show natural beauty. This made me understand more about how beauty isn’t just about how you look on the outside, but who you truly are on the inside. Another part that I liked was how you weren’t afraid to express who you are and bas…[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.