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Sentence: My owner wouldn’t bother to throw me out
Phrase: He kept repairing me
Words: Jump, scratch, repair
Reflection: I chose these words because they stand out and paint a picture of my story, which I was able to turn into a short poem after because those 3 words basically told the entire story. My shoes were ripped because I was jumping on my skateboard, which damages the shoe (scratch). I repair the shoe after because I don’t have money for another pair.
I learned that in order to create a meaningful poem, I should brainstorm and just write first, then I can pick out the important parts or the words that stand out and build my poem from that.
Jump, jump, jump,
Scratch, scratch, scratch,
Even as my entire face was ______, he would not let me go
He was too poor to buy another shoe
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I had some interesting learning experiences in English 11. Censorship didn’t really get me thinking as much as the identities unit. In the identities unit, I learned that there are many different ways that people identify themselves apart from more of a traditional identity, and the struggles that they face have made me a little more aware about this issue. From the debate on censorship, 50 Shades of Gay, and the Washington Redskins paragraph, I learned that there is no definitive “black and white” and every single area in life has a grey area, and it’s very easy to be biased and sway someone else’s opinion to one side, such as you having the power to be able to pick our sources. From this I’ll be sure to be more aware of the sources that my future teachers will give me.
Generally I think our society is pretty accepting now which is a good thing, however it was only in 2012 that many states didn’t allow gay marriage and being gay meant you were a 2nd class citizen.
My thinking may or may not have expanded, but I don’t think I can tell. I learned how to loosen my mind to not immediately stick to one side and cling onto my own opinions before I start to write on a topic about something.
Fahrenheit 451 was the only book we’ve read and I have enjoyed that book far more than Indian Horse. I like the way the author writes and tells his story and it may be crazy but what he’s imagining in the story could totally be possible one day.
Overall, it was a pleasure to be in this class, grades and tardiness aside (X block was insanely hard to get adjusted to). I usually hate English but the topics we’ve covered made the class enjoyable and a different type of learning experience for me.
B) Our problem was that immigrants don’t get accepted into today’s society, sure people can tolerate them, but many don’t see them as part of us. Our solution was to get someone to represent and spread the word of the nonacceptance that immigrants get so that people can recognise their issues and change. The shoe box is a stage, on the shoe box are paperclips which represent the youth, taking in the information and the solutions to the problem that the speaker is addressing.
A) The hardest part of this project was finding a way to create a person, since with the supplies we had, it was very hard to imagine a way of making a person. The mic stand was also hard to make.
We overcame this process by seeing what we could do with our supplies
From reading the first few chapters of Three Day Road, I conclude that Joseph Boyden should be able to continue writing stories about the indigenous people in Canada. Joseph understands and obviously knows what he’s talking about. Joseph also honours indigenous people and lets their voice be heard by telling accurate stories of their past in a respectful manner. I do not think he should be able to claim that he has an indigenous background though, since that is lying. It’s understandable that it is a huge part of who he is today, but he shouldn’t lie about being indigenous
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