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3. Read Aloud
These are my three goals to improve on this year. Each of these are things I need to keep improving on. Right now I feel as if I am improving greatly on them all. In class I am making more of an effort on talking with my peers at the discussion table. I also am improving greatly on my behavior in class. I have begun to stay focused on the assignment in class and save other things for later. I also think I have improved greatly on listening to the teacher while she reads. I follow along in the book and participate in any questions. I am going to continue to improve even more on these goals.
The “In Came” project is one of my favorite projects we have done all year. The assignment was to write a short story with the same writing structure as a part of the book The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. There were many things that I learned from this writing. One thing I learned was that the idea of repetition adds a positive effect to my writing. The only thing that was difficult was following the writing structure of Dickens writing. I feel good about my writing from this project. I think I did well choosing a good topic and adding detail so readers can visualize.
In came the private with a face of regret and shame, climbing the hill to reach what they will call home for the next few months, as the sounds and faces of those who lost their lives run through his head, In came the General, with a sore throat from yelling to save the lives of those he was in charge of, In came three more privates , with m16s in one hand and water canteens in the other, as the question of if they wanted to stay or go. In came twelve more privates , stomping their boots along the dry and rocky land of what is Iraq. In came the helicopters soaring above the troops back to base camp. In came the sound of what they feared, the sound of fired guns and homes being crushed by bombs. In came the color of orange shining among the smoke in the dark sky, In they all came, one after another, some shyly, some sadly, some boldly, some clumsily, some forcefully, some angrily. In they all came, anyhow and every how.
There are many ways that the story “ Lord of the Flies” story relates to middle school behavior. One way is that like on the island in Lord of the Flies, there were separate groups with different beliefs. There was Ralph’s group, the boys who wanted to get things done. Then there was Jacks group, they focused more on power than what was right. Another way this relates to middle school behavior is the struggle towards power. In the story Jack battled Ralph for power. He tried to gain power by ordering others around by saying things like “Give me a drink"(pg. 150) . In many middle schools including mine there are people in each class struggling to be the top. One of the most important ways middle school relates to the book is because much like Jack, sometimes the leader of a class or even school, may abuse his or her powers. These are some ways I believe middle school relates to “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding.
There are many things that I believe William Golding the author of “Lord of the Flies” wanted us to take from the book. One thing I think he wanted us to take was that it is important to make decisions carefully. The reason I think this is because in the book some of the decisions the characters made lead to huge consequences. I also learned how crazy someone can get when they have so much power. In the book a young boy Robert says "Hes going to beat Wilfred"(pg. 159).This shows that jack is mad with power. I also learned that In order to survive on a island people need to work together and stay on track. These are some things I learned from William Golding’s book.
Wood is all around
You gaze and you
Don’t even grasp
What it allows us to do
In the world
Houses, chairs, pencils and Bowls
These are some
Of the Numerous things
All types of wood like
Oak, Pine and Birch
In a unique way
From kind to color
Whether gold, brown or tan
They all have a story to tell
On where it came from
Or why it’s a fine wood
We need to use every chip
To repay it
For what it’s done for us
And we only have so much
The damp and green forest sat in the fog
The rocks lay covered with moss by the river
The river water rushes past a log
As air gets cold the animals shiver
The water swooshes through the rocks all day
As the cold water zooms down the river
giant and soggy logs sit in the way
As air stays cold the animals still shiver
The clouds commence to cover the white sky
All is quiet except frogs that are near
As they get louder they begin to cry
As gray clouds break down the sun will appear
As the clouds start to leave, the bright sky shines
As all is bright the water leaves the pines
Eight grade is like a ski lift. You wait in the long and slow line as a lower school student. Once you get on, you don’t know what to expect. On your way up, you see all the obstacles that you will face in the near future like tests and midterm grades. Once halfway there, you become excited and the adrenalin rush unfolds. Once you’re on top, you take your time and enjoy every second that’s left. Then when time is up, you have no choice but to head down the mountain into high school and get back in line.