Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Summary the my outside reading book

The book I am reading is about this kid name Tyrell. He is going through a rough life. His dad went to jail about three times. Every time he goes to jail it has to be about selling drugs on the street. Every time Tyrell’s dad goes to jail. His mom acts like she doesn't have a family to take care of or, support like Tyrell, and his younger brother troy. Tyrell's dad use to bring home some money that he made from selling drugs or, throwing a party. He paid the rent for the apartment, and their groceries. While Tyrell’s dad was making cash bills his mom would clean around the house, and cook all the time. If she didn't do those chores and her husband arrives home he would spank her. So when the dad went to jail she didn't know what to do. She didn't went to get a job; she just lied back and didn't care no more. She even stopped cooking because her husband is not around no more. So there’s no one that can tell her to cook. When the kids are hungry she gives the older one like 5 dollars and tells him to go buy something for himself and his younger brother. So the landlord couldn’t take the fact that they couldn't pay because they didn't any money. So the landlord kicked them out, and they went to find a shelter. The shelter was very filthy, and dirty it was full of roaches. So one time she told Tyrell to act like a man and go sell drugs on the streets and make some money for us. He didn't want to do that because; he knew the consequences like ending up like his dad.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Post B

" You shouldn't smoke so much. It ain't good for you."
This relates to me because the world I am around does so much smoking and some of my friends too. I tell them to stop smoking and that it is bad for. They would love to quit but there too addictive to it. Well I think that every drug can harm you which is true. In our society people loves smoking and they think is cool specially teenagers they think their everything in the world, and trying to fit in. Specially they think smoking buys them friends. Teenagers do every thing they see on television or media. If they see their favorite celebrities smoking they'll smoke. they do every thing just to be like them. The book I am reading Tyrell knows that smoking is bad for you, but he still smokes because can't help it. He smokes once a day, only if he is stressed.He tells his mother not to smoke so much, because it's not good for you. She smokes five or six times a day. Every week she buys a new pack.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Post A

Dermatologist(126) - The branch of medicine that is concerned with the physiology and pathology of the skin.

Criticizing -
To make judgments as to merits and faults.

" What else you got to do? Don't talk about lazy.
What you doing for this family?" I picked this quote because it's true. Their mom is a lazy women that doesn't wanna do anything for her family she doesn't support them. Ever since her husband went to jail she acts all lazy and pretty dump. she spend her time with her friends and going to the club and smoking and acts like she doesn't have any family.

three examples of figurative language- Metaphor: Man, I'm too expensive
Onomatopoeia: My Cell ring

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Outside Reading Book

Tile: Tyrell(Push)
Author: Coe Booth
Year published: 2007- Ficton
310 pg

This is good good a sophmore because the author of the book wrote this book for teenagers and she worked with teenagers.
I choose this book because it won the Los Angeles times book prize, and i heard it was a really good book.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

the pic of my Author

The author of the book I am reading is Maya Angelou she was born April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. In her younger ages her name use to be Marguerite Johnson and she changed her name into Maya Angelou. She was a civil rights leader and in 1960's she started liking literature and wrote the book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

1. A link to the essay
2. Author:
Eboo patel

3. Title:
We Are Each Other's Business

4. One sentence of what the belief is:
I believe in pluralism.

5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief:
I did not comfort my Jewish friend. Instead I averted my eyes from their bigotry, and I avoided my friend because I couldn't stand to face him.

6. 1 favorite passage:
We live in a world where the forces that seek to divide us are strong. To overcome them, we must do more than simply stand next to one another in silence.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Section 1- 39
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
By: Maya Angelou
When Marguerite was three and her brother bailey was four, their parents put them on a train in California and sent them to Stamps to live with their father's mother. Marguerite doesn't remember much of the trip, but she knows that other "Negroes" on the train were kind to them. They live with Momma and her son, Uncle Willie at the Store, which Momma has owned and run for twenty-five years, is in many ways the center of activity in the black part of town.
People use it as a gathering place, and it provides all kinds of supplies to farmers. Each morning, Momma gets up very early and prays earnestly, then calls her household to work. Marguerite enjoys listening to the black farmers chatting in the morning: they are full of energy and competitive spirit. Each one says he will pick more cotton than the next. In the early morning, the Store feels Almost ghostly. But in the evening, reality sets in heavily: everyone is dead tired, and depressed. They are overworked and terribly poor and they get no rest or relief. Later in life, Marguerite will bitterly remember these scenes when she confronts images of happy, carefree cotton pickers. Marguerite and Bailey, at ages five and six, recite multiplication tables for their Uncle Willie, who pretends he will burn them if they make a mistake. Once, Marguerite nearly does get burned, because, "like most children, I thought if I could face the worst danger voluntarily, and triumph, I would forever have power over it." She jumps toward the stove. Uncle Willie is crippled, and Marguerite and Bailey feel awed by this-they know the random tragedy could have easily happened to them and criticize him because of it. Over and over, Momma tells the story of how Willie was dropped when he was a baby. He is rejected by his peers because he can't work, and he is proud and sensitive, so that he can't pretend he isn't crippled or that people don't resent him for it. Marguerite only saw him pretend once: she came into the Store and he was alone with a couple who were clearly tourists. He was standing up, pretending he didn't have to lean against anything. His cane was hidden. He told her firmly to leave the room, and she did so, but she watched him from outside and she understood that, just this once, he was presenting the illusion that he was normal. Marguerite falls in love with Shakespeare. He is the first white writer she has ever loved-she respects others, like Kipling, but she usually saves her passion for Langston Hughes and other black writers. She convinces herself it's okay to love Shakespeare because he's been dead for so long that it doesn't matter what race he was. Still, she and Bailey keep their reading of him a secret, because they know that if Momma found out about it she would demand to know if he was white, and they would have to tell the truth.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

anwered quetion

The thing I am most anxious about at Edina High School is getting to know the school better and getting along with the high school kids specially the teachers.

One goal for myself in my sophomore year is to get my GPA scores up and to accompolish on my school work and to lower my tardies and be on time for classes.