Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Soldier Long Way Gone

What I learned from the movie was that we are a very lucky country and we don't even realize it. Compared to the book a long way gone, it was very similar. Just like the lost boys, ishmael had to leave his family and friends and go somewhere new. Like the lost boys, He felt like giving up.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keeping things whole
Mark Strand

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
Where my body's been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole

I think this poem relates to the book "A long way gone by Ishmael Beah" because the author is talking about how he always has to keep moving on and never give up. It relates to the book because Ishmael is always on the move. His reasons for moving are to stay alive and find his family.

Friday, June 12, 2009

How I've improved in writing

This year I have learned a lot. I have improved in poetry and learned how to do vignettes. I can stay on task easy and listen well. Something I will have to work on is doing better at my writing.

2009 English Reflection

This is my reflection of my 2009 English class. This has been my favorite class in my two years in high school. I have learned a lot in this class, mostly grammar and spelling. I liked how we acted out some of the books, like Macbeth, and Monster. I think it was cool how we learned about stuff and had fun at the same time. One thing I was not so good at was poetry. At first I could not do it, and then as the year went on I started getting better at it. This year in English was the best year I have had in English, thanks to Mrs. Deraps.