Friday, March 25, 2016

Slam Poetry

     Last class in Language Arts we began to work on a subject that I very much love, Slam Poetry. Slam poetry is a form of poetry that you do to express strong opinions towards a single topic. I am very excited for this unit because I always like to find new ways to express new ideas.
     To start our unit, we first had to take a regular poem, and turn it into a slam poem using our voice and facial expressions. We could either do this by ourselves or with one or two other people. We had to split up the work equally and find a way to present this is a way that made ours unique.
     I had know little about slam poetry before we started this unit, but I did see YouTubers created slam poems and I was very inspired by them. I love the way that they can share their opinion in a way that can be presented and influence other people. I am excited for the unit to progress, and to learn more about the art of slam poetry.

Friday, March 18, 2016

My Thoughts On The Book: I Will Always Write Back

     This winter I read a book called I Will Always Write Back. This is a book about two pen pals, Caitlyn and Martin. Caitlyn is from Pennsylvania and Martin is from Zimbabwe. The story is about their lives being so different, and how they are close while being so far away. This story is amazing and it is by far one of my favorite books of all time.
     As their relationship grows stronger and stronger she starts to realize the truth about Martin, how hard his life is, and the struggle him and his family are in. She tried to send money to support them and Martin and his family are so grateful. But she wanted to figure out ways to help them more. I loved this book because of the strength and courage of the characters, how much detail the authors put into their story, and how the chapters grab you one by one, and never let go.
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. This book has changed my way of thinking, and I hope others feel the same way. Sometimes people do not realize what others have to go through in their lives, but this book shows how you can help others and make a huge difference in someones life.