Travel Journal

Take us on vacation with you. Let us know about the cool things you are doing and the interesting places you are visiting. Please post a photo and write a bit about your experience. Advertisements

What are you reading this summer?

While looking for books to add to my YA (Young Adult) summer reading list, I came across this cleverly created book list. Choose a book, or ten and enjoy your summer. 95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading ‘Harry Potter’ AGAIN

Forbidden Love

  Romeo and Juliette in Sarajevo ▪   Summarize the young lovers’ story. ▪   Consider how the documentary is structured. How is the story told? What effect did this approach have on you as Compare/contrast: How is the story of these young lovers similar to and different from Romeo and Juliet’s? Consider: ▪  …

What’s so Scary about Smart Girls?

  Read this article about the girls being kidnapped in Nigeria After reading, discuss the article with your partner.  Attempt to write a critical analysis of the article. Considering some of the conversations that I heard today, I am adding a what Critical Analysis is NOT. Critical analysis is not A straight description of something…

The written portion

Hers are some more online resources that will help you with your outline and paper.   Research Outline sheets In text Citations Writing a conclusion MLA Style Sample Paper  

Scene rewrite

The book is presented from the point of view of Charlie, although many other characters surround him. Choose a privotal scene that stands out to you, and rewrite it from the perspective of another character present. Although the actions should remain the same, you may bring up new details and descriptions that Charlie may have…

Observational poems

Like “Blueberry” by Diane Lockward we created poems about objects that we observed. The poems not only use poetic devices, but describe object,  use, convenience, origin, and memory. Blueberry by Diane Lockward Deep-blue hue of the body, silvery bloom on its skin. Undersized runt of a fruit, like something that failed to thrive, dented top…

Found Poems

              What is It? How to write a found poem A found poem uses language from non-poetic contexts and turns it into poetry. Think of a collage — visual artists take scraps of newspaper, cloth, feathers, bottle caps, and create magic. You can do the same with language and…

Poetry Notebook

This is a sample poetry notebook from a former student:     Love’s Facade Selected by dorikar Description If it wasn’t for love, the world wouldn’t technically exits. When I think about love, poetry comes to mind, same as when I think about poetry love comes to mind: passion, commitment,intimacy, and affection. But there’s something…

Acrostic Poems

An acrostic poem is a poem where certain letters in each line spells out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of a line are used to spell the message. Called me tonight to ask for advice Although she scoffed at the words spoken Maybe this is her attempt at a conversation Either way,…