Friday, May 8, 2009

Thesis Of My Document

The social issue that I am addressing is is recycling. I think that people should recycle because if we recycle then the world is going to be a better place and also the world would look cleaner and it is going to prevent Global Warming and that is important for the Earth. If Global Warming gets to occur then I think the people that are living in this world are going to die.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Social Issue: Recycling

I think that people over the world should recycle. If we recycle the world is going to be a cleaner and better world. Also if we recycle we could save the world from Global Warming. I learned that if we recycle we could help build a better environment and a better community. I would use this in my documentary by interviewing many people about what they think about recycling and I also going to take pictures of people who don't recycle and people who does recycle.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reflection on Types of Media

This type of media is unique because the internet news is people that knows how to use the computer really well. The internet news is different from the print news because one is in the internet and one is in the paper but with words printed on it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Introduction to Documentaries

I think that they needed to practice a lot to do this documentary because they needed to make it look realistic. The elements that I noticed was that the boy from Storm he used events about how he got bullied and how he was like the only one being bullied in his school. The part that I thought it was interesting was that how his father did not wanted to go to this place were they talk about kids being bullied and how they could prevent about their child being bullied. If I was able to make this, what I would do different is get back at the kids that bullied me or change to another school and talk about what happened to me with my mother and what I want her to do about this. This response is different from other responses because in this response I put many information about what I think should be done about people being bullied.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book Club Blog Critique

In my book of "The Diary of Anne Frank", this young girl named Anne Frank is living throughout a hard situation. Anne Frank lived throughout the time of were the Jewish people were tortured by the Nazis. She and her family went into hiding and she faces many bad things in that place called "The Secret Annexe", she faces hunger, boredom, and many cruel situations.
I connect Anne's Frank book to this movie that I saw named "Roots", in that movie there were slaves that did not have the freedom to do nothing. They tortured them a lot and I think that this is not fair for none of them. The characters live are different from one another because Anne Frank is Jewish and the man from "Roots", his name is Kunta Kinte, he is from Africa. I have take my sister diary and she did not like that. So she scream to my mother and I got mad at my mother because I thought that she was always defending her. But then when I grow up I suddenly realized that she like us both the same. In Anne Frank book Anne took her sister book and then her sister got mad and then her sister called for her mother because Anne Frank did not wanted to give it back to her. So Anne Frank thought that her mother was protecting her sister more than her.
The saddest part of the book is when she gets caught by the Nazis and she haded to get separated from her family. I was about to cry because nobody wants to get separated by their good family, that treated them good, I think that this is not fair. I think that this book should be read because the people from now needs to know how Anne Frank lived and how the Jewish people suffered in the time that Anne Frank was alive. I also recommend this book to people from now because I think that you could learn more about how Jewish people went into hiding because of what was happening in the Nazis, and about how much she suffered throughout that time.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Introduction to my short story

Melissa waked up in the middle of the night surrounded by the deep blue sky thinking about that place called The Haunted Shadow. The place that everyone is talking about. They said that it is so cool and fun over there. Melissa decided to tell her mother to do a big mansion in that place called The Haunted Shadow, she thought that if she did the biggest mansion in The Haunted Shadow will respect them and say Hi to them everyday they walk out their biggest mansion. So she headed downstairs and said "Mother, were are you". "I'm right here Melissa". Her mother said. Melissa started telling her that she wanted to a mansion in The Haunted Shadow. Her mother immediately said no. Melissa told her mother that she hated her and that she haded a lot of money to make another mansion. Melissa ran upstairs crying and she wrote on her diary that she hated her mother and that she haded a lot of money for buying the mansion in The Haunted Shadow.
Melissa was so disappointed that she could not go to that place that people said that it was supposed to be fun. Melissa went outside to get some fresh air because she did not want to stay in her house. When she came back she saw her mother eyes darkened black tears were coming out of her eyes because of the makeup she wears. Melissa sat next to her and asked her what was wrong. Her mother told her that she went in Melissa's room and that she saw that Melissa's diary was open. Melissa got mad at her for a second because she did not like people reading her diary. But she immediately understand that she was crying because of the bad things she wrote on her diary of her mother. Melissa hugged her mother and told her that she was sorry and Melissa's eyes darkened and she felt tears running all over her cheeks. When she did not expect it her mother said that she wanted to make a mansion in The Haunted Shadow. Melissa started jumping up and down because she was so happy that they were going to go to that place that people said that it was fun and cool. But they were going on the summer.Melissa ran upstairs with joy. Suddenly, she heard footsteps in her room. She opened the door and nobody was there.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Book Club Novel Characters

The people that I know is the immigrant because right now they living almost the things like the Jewish because they weren't allowed in no place and the immigrants are not allowed in the United States Of America. This is almost similar like the Jewish people. My neighbor used to be a immigrant and then she got her papers and then she is not an immigrant no more.The character lives are different from the people from the story because first my neighbor is Mexican and she used to be an immigrant and this makes it different because they are Jewish and they did not have a lot of right like the Mexican do have now. At least Mexicans that are immigrants could go shop and come to their house at whatever time they want as long as they are in Mexico because if immigrants are in the United States Of America then they would be almost scare that they would get caught because if the police catch the immigrants then they would send them to jail and even send them back to were they belong.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Anne Frank Book Club Response

I could connect this book to one of my cousin because she has a diary and there she writes a lot of things that happens to her. Also she is like Anne Frank because they are both teenage girls and both of them do what they want to do and get in trouble with their parents. I could text-to-world because many people like doing a lot of things that their parents do not approves and then they get in trouble and there is popular people like Anne Frank that writes down about their whole entire life and the bad things and good things that happens to them. I disagree with Anne Frank because she does not listens to what her mother says and then something really bad could happen to her because she did not listened to her parents. Some parents knows what is good for their children. I would listen to my parents because I know that they are just trying to protect me and to help me. Anne Frank is a popular girl and she is a bad girl as well because she does not listen to their parents but she is good too though. But I really liked this book because it talks about a young girl and she writes in this diary about her whole life and also she writes almost every single thing that happens to her.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Alice Walker

Alice Walker started writing in between the 1960s. Three major event that took place during the time period was the civil war, the war at Vietnam, and the year that Abraham Lincoln was murdered. This time period influenced their poetry because many things were happening. For example, so many wars that some people got depressed. I think that the background has influenced their poetry because she uses the color purple and the color purple for me is depressing and she also wrote many poems that were depressing. If I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Alice Walker the poet I would ask her why does she write many depressing poems and why did she put her background purple.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

sonnet poem 123

The theme of the sonnet is to remember her for when she go far away. The clues that gave away the theme was that in one line of the sentence it says remember me when I am gone away. This message apply and connect to my own life because sometimes I go far away from my family in vacation and I sometimes tell them to remember me. I could connect this poem to the ones I have read because many poems are sonnets like the one I read and most of the poem talks about remembering someone.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Homework! Oh, Homework!

The examples of the Hyperbole that the poet writer uses are "I'd rather take bath with a man-eating shark or wrestle a lion on the dark". This means that he rather do all this examples instead of doing the homework the teacher assigns him. I think that the author uses hyperbole this way is because he wants to tell people that he rather do worst things instead of doing his homework. You could tell that the one that wrote this poem hates homework.

Monday, February 9, 2009


The mood of this poem is that he is mad. I know that this is the mood because in the poem he says everything bad that they do to him. For example according to the article it says "The Belgians cut off my hands in the Congo". That's why I think he is mad because nobody would like other people to cut their hands off and more if you are a slave. Also in the other line of the poem it says "Caesar told me to keep his door-steps clean". Nobody will like being anybody slaves but in the past it was like that.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bronx Masquerade

What I think of Chankara is that she is a girl that gets hit a lot from her boyfriend. I learned about that she is scared of her boyfriend that is why she gets hit a lot from him. The inference that I could make about this poem is that Chankara's sister is letting Chankara's boyfriend hit her because it Chankara says that her sister told her that he would not hit her again but he keeps on hitting her. The inference that I could make about Chankara is that she is sooner or later is going to the cops because there comes a time that people get tired of others that are hitting them and then they go to the cops. I could connect this to the world because some people especially ladies get hit a lot and then there comes a time that they get so tired and mad that they go to the cops to report the one that is hitting her they also could end up being murdered if they do not report their abuse. The poetry reveals about Chankara that she is a frightened girl and that maybe she needs help but she have to stand up for herself not for nobody else. The bet word that describes Chankara is frightened because she is so scared that her boyfriend hit her again. I think the meaning of this poem is to not let nobody hit you that even your boyfriend because then they could end up killing you so you have to act now before it is too late.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Poetry Response

    • The inference that I could make about this poem is that this man was a slave and that he was a Negro from when black people were slaves. The word that best describes that the poet is feeling is sad because if you were in the situation that he was in then you won't feel really happy about being a slave. Also he is feeling sad because the people that haded slaves are treating him like if he is not a human being because they even cut his hands off.
      The meaning of the poem is that this slave was a black man that suffered too many things including that they cut his hands off in the Congo and also they haded racism in the time that he live in. I connect this to a movie that I saw that there was this slave that was black and they treated him like he is not a person like us. They cut his feet because he tried to run away and he tried to escape many times because he did not wanted to live in this place that people treated him really bad.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Readers Response 5

Title: Romeo and Juliet
Author: Shakespeare

In the book Romeo and Juliet it is about how this girl named Juliet and this boy named Romeo could not be together. The parents of both Romeo and Juliet hated each other. It was then that Romeo went to the party of Juliet's family. Then Romeo and Juliet met each other and then they fall in love. But then Juliet and Romeo found out that they was enemies and their families hated each other. But they loved each other. So then Juliet's cousin killed Romeo's cousin. Then Romeo was so mad that he killed Juliet's cousin and then the cops was on him. The next day they send him far away from Juliet's family. When Juliet find out that he was far away from Romeo then she asked the father from the church to give her something for they could think that she is dead and then suddenly Romeo's friend saw Juliet and thought that she was really dead. So then he went running to Romeo and told him that Juliet was dead. Romeo got so scared that he went to where Juliet was and saw her there sleeping but he thought she was dead and then he took a poison and then he drank it and then Juliet waked up and she touchhed him but it was too late and he turned around and smiled and then died. So that's when Juliet started crying and took a gun and killed herself and that's hoow the story ended.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hello Barack Obama!

Hello Barack Obama!
I know you are so happy to be president.
Now that you are the white house' resident.
I know you are going to change the world
With every word
that you say
You make everybody happy each day.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Inaugural Poem Response

I think that the title "Praise Song for the Day", means that is going to be a change because Barack Obama is going to be the next president. For example, the world is going to change. This poem is significant because now the world is going to have a big change. For example, economics is going to go down and everybody is going to be treated right.
The poem make me feel good and excited because the words of the poem opened my heart and it also teaches me of everyday life. For example, according to the article says " A woman and her son wait for the bus. A farmer coinsiders the changing sky. A teacher says, take out you pencil. Begin. This are example of the everyday life.
The phrase that I liked was "Praise the song for struggle, praise song for the day. I think that thee used this words in the poem because they want you to know that the world has change. For example, the phrase praise song for the day means that the world has change.
This poem relates to Barack Obama because he is the next president that is going to change the world. The poem reminds me of when somebody treated my aunt bad and then some people were protecting her.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Readers Response 4

Title: Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Pages: 3-7

In the story of Melinda in speak is about this girl that is her first day of school and she is not in a good mood and her stomach is hurting her in the school bus. After this she finds a girl named Rachel she used to be her friend, but now they are not friends because of what happened in the party. I could compare this to the world because some people don't know that sometimes people makes mistakes. Like in the case of Melinda she was accused of something that she did not did. She feel guilty and many people have this situation everyday of our lives. Then when Melinda enters school everybody is looking at her like if she is weird and that everybody hates her in that school.