STEELHEART Book Review . . .

  1. Why did you choose this book? I chose this book because I read the summary on the back cover of the book and it was pretty interesting, and had an engaging cliffhanger. Also on the cover there was a #1 New York Times best-selling author too. This book is a really good page…

Michelle Obama . . . From Chicago’s South Side to the White House

1. Why did you choose this book? I chose this book because I was researching for my 8th grade project on Barack Obama, and I wanted to learn about Michelle Obama’s first experiences with him and how they met. Also to me, Michelle Obama was one of the most supportive and politically engaged and active…

I Survived the Attacks of September 11…

  1. Why did you choose this book? I chose this book because I really like this series and the author. This series is called “I Survived,” and each book basically revisits a natural or intentional major disaster that happened. The author replays this moment in time through a fictional character based on real one,…

Independent or not?

What is the longest journey you have gone on by yourself? How did it feel to be alone and figure things out? Was anything unexpectedly confusing? Do you use this public transit in San Francisco? Have you had any interesting, unexpected, or frightening experiences while traveling on your own? Explain. The longest journey that I…

Are lies the answer?

Think about a time when you were lied to by someone in authority. Maybe it was a white lie to spare your feelings, or maybe they were purposely misrepresenting something for their own gain. Describe what happened. How did you discover that they had lied to you? What did you feel after you realized they…

Asperger’s Syndrome

What are the symptoms? The symptoms of Asperger Syndrome are normally problems with behavior, muscular, and moods. Depending on the severity people with Asperger generally will be aggressive, antisocial, compulsive, fidget a lot, and deal with often being hyper. They will also be impulsive, repetitive and scream. They even use self harm against themselves. It…

What’s in your pocket?

Explain at least five things that you have in your pockets. In a blog post, explain at least five things that you have in your pockets, backpack, or bag. Describe each item, find a picture that represents each, and explain how each item tells something about you. In my pockets I normally have just a…

Rising Above

1. Why did you choose this book? I chose this book because I love sports and this book is about sports stars so I wanted to read the book. I really liked it. The title, Rising Above, fits this book very well. This book is pretty lit. 2. Explain the plot of the book, or if it…

Twilight…

1. Why did you choose this book? I chose this book because one of my friends was watching a Twilight movie while we were hanging out and the movie was decent so I decided to read the book. Also, a long time ago,  I started reading this book, like I read the first chapter and…

To Kill A Mockingbird Review

Why did you choose this book? I, unfortunately, had no control over reading this book. Nisrene chose this book for my class to read because it has some significant themes in it that relate to life. Explain the plot of this book, or if it is a non fiction book, what themes are covered? This…

Is Violence the Answer?

“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr’s cause has ever been stilled by an assassin’s bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the…

Courtrooms!

Have you ever been in a courtroom? Or seen courtroom proceedings on a tv show or in a movie? What was the courtroom like in the film / real life? In general, do you think that the American justice system is fair? What does “a fair trial” mean? I have once been in a courtroom….