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5/28/2014
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Walter is a character who I would like to meet with. Cloyd started to quickly mature as a result of his friendship with Walter.
5/27/2014
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The teacher considered providing an essay for the students to write on the last few days of school.  The students did not realize that their behavior could change the assignment.
5/23/2014
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Walter is a character who I would like to meet with. Cloyd started to quickly mature as a result of his friendship with Walter.
5/22/2014
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“Bet you’re fixin to stay for the dance”! the tourist shouted. “The tourists danced less than me,” Sam told his friend after the Dance of the Bear ceremony.
5/21/2014
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Today, many Utes continue their traditions. Today, many Navaho continue their traditions. Many important duties fall to the most highest leader.
5/20/2014
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Each of the reservations in the Southwest are often visited by tourists. I could of visited one of the reservations during the fall of 94, but the car broke down.
5/19/2014
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Bearstone is a good novel; it describes the nice landscape of the Rocky Mountains. After the Utes were given less desirable land, gold was discovered in Northeast Denver.
5/16/2014
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Hamilton is going to speak at this here bookstore at eleven o’clock. When her daughter was young Hamilton wrote her first novel. She worked late at night, writing at a slow, careful pace.
5/15/2014
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Other important African American writers include Richard Wright, author of Native Son Toni Morrison, author of The Bluest Eye and Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple. Wow I couldn’t wait to read the book!
5/14/2014
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Hamilton’s novel M.C. Higgins the Great amazes readers. M.C. Higgins courageous attitude inspires people to act with kindness, not meaness. The reason for Hamilton’s success is because she describes real events.
5/13/2014
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Hamilton begins work every day at 9:00 in the morning and finishes at 5:00 in the evening. She works at a neatly-organized desk, and she is unhappy when she is interrupted.
5/12/2014
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Virginia Hamilton was born in the Spring of 36 in the small town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Did she say, “Something unexpected often happen’s in my writing?”
5/9/2014
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The business letter will begin with the following greeting: Dear Mr. Hobbs We write to different novelists. We write the letters during English.
5/8/2014
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Kathy and me read a novel called Bearstone. At 105 PM, we are going to write a letter to the author of this novel.
5/7/2014
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A novel often has a complicated plot, many characters, and the author includes an important theme. “I am sure you will like this novel”, Ms. Callabro said “if you try it”.
5/6/2014
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Huck is the main character in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The suspenseful intriguing novel tells the story of Huck and Toms plan to ransom Jim, the former slave.
5/5/2014
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Novels can be grouped according to the time they were written (for example, the victorian or romantic eras). Except for you and she, the entire class studied the development of the novel.
5/2/2014
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My brother in law, a Navaho, has continued to tell the old fables to the new generation. Moreover many Navaho have continued to do sand paintings, which also tell the ancient stories.
5/1/2014
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In 1864 the US Cavalry defeated the Navaho and marched one thousand captives to New Mexico. Four years later the government said “that they were allowed to return to their land.”
4/30/2014
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The Navaho live in the Southwest. This region is very hot and dry in the Summer. As the Navaho live in an arid area many of their stories center on the land.
4/29/2014
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“The Walam Olum” tells about the creation of the world, therefore; it tells about the sun, moon, and stars. Neither the Delaware creation myth nor the Algonquin creation myth are difficult to read.
4/28/2014
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To the Delaware Indians, the newcomers looked very strangely. From who did you borrow the Native American fable “The Walam Olum”
4/25/2014
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A raven is the most common trickster in the northwest; a spider is often the trickster figure on the Great Plains. All the trickster figures should of been captured more often, but their crafty, sly creatures.
4/24/2014
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A coyote, one of the fiercest predators in the dessert, is known for its ability to survive. Coyote among the most curious and brave animals in nature.
4/23/2014
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Talking about Coyote, Charles said, “Who is always getting into trouble? It is him”. “Coyote and Little Turtle” (a very old tale is typical of trickster tales.
4/22/2014
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The class guess what is going to happen to Coyote in the end? The reason Coyote fails is because he is too smart for his own good.
4/21/2014
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Trickster legends are entertaining, and interesting. Native American expert Sam Wannata, PhD, wrote about these here tales.
4/18/2014
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We are going to use Ms. Kato and Mr. Silva’s books to find out where the Greek gods live at. They live on Mount Olympus, which is an elevated mountain in Greece.
4/17/2014
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Although Prometheus was foolhardy, he was punished by the gods. Some people think that Prometheus was self destructive. They think he was destroying himself by his own actions.
4/16/2014
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The next day Prometheus went to Zeus and said, O Thunderer, I do not understand your plan. Prometheus disobeyed the gods wishes and steals fire from the sun.
4/15/2014
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Prometheus, one of the most important Greek heros, was a brave man. Zeus roared at Prometheus like we had predicted
4/14/2014
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Prometheus challenged Zeus king of the gods. Prometheus was so unhappy however that he lied awake all night making plans.
4/11/2014
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Well. The sheep was really the wolf in disguise, as I explained in the essay I wrote called Dress for Success. Healthy wolves never attack humans. They never want to harm people.
4/10/2014
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The wolf moved onto an innocent lamb. All of a sudden, the wolf jumped. A shepherd wanted to really eat mutton for dinner, so he picked a sheep to kill.
4/9/2014
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When the wolf saw the sheep, it was upset and wanted to run away quick. The wolf went into the pasture with the sheep dressed in the sheepskin.
4/8/2014
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The moral of this fable is “Each lawbreaker often comes to harm because of their own deceit.” The wolf couldn’t get enough food because of the shepherds, it had to think of a way to trick the shepherds.
4/7/2014
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Like all fables, “The wolf in sheep’s clothing” teaches a lesson or moral. A fable is different than a short story; the first teaches a lesson, whereas the second tells a story.
3/28/2014
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Daedalus made two nice sets of wings for himself and his son with wax and feathers. “Remember” Daedalus told his son “never fly to near the sun”.  Icarus flew to near the sun in spite of the fact that his father had warned him.
3/27/2014
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A labyrinth, like most puzzles, are complicated to create. The King got angry at Daedalus and he put him in a tower and then Daedalus escaped from his cell, but he could not leave the island.
3/26/2014
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Daedalus’s son was made famous by the story retold in this written work. Built a nice labyrinth for King Minos of Crete.
3/26/2014
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A labyrinth, like most puzzles, are complicated to create.
Here is how Josh outlined this part of the myth:
I. labyrinth
     A. construction went good
     B. king was angry
     C. people were shocked
3/25/2014
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According to the legend Daedalus learned his skills from the gods theirselfs. Not only did he design buildings and machines, but he made wonderful toys.
3/24/2014
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The Queen didn’t treat Alice real well. Alice tried to find out what was going on. The Queen shouted, “Off with her head”
3/21/2014
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Alice wont forget her adventures for a long time. Alice caught sight of the parade through the window.
3/20/2014
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While falling down the rabbit hole, an animal was seen by Alice. Characters in the novel included Alice, who fell down the rabbit hole the White Rabbit, who found Alice and the Cheshire Cat, who could vanish.
3/19/2014
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Carroll, his friend, and the three Liddell sisters arrived home at 745 p.m. Me and my parents took a trip to England last spring.
3/18/2014
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The idea for Alice in Wonderland came from a boat ride, that Lewis Carroll took on July 4, 1862. “It was as memorable a day in the history of English literature” W. H. Auden said “as it is in American History".
3/17/2014
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I could of done well in math, but I did not study enough. Not only was he late too class, but he did not do his homework.
3/14/2014
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Carroll included word puzzles or games in his novels. Word puzzles and games make frequent appearances in his novels. It was Josh and Susan idea to find all the mathematical puzzles in the book.
3/13/2014
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Lewis Carroll’s most famous novel contains many mathematical puzzles. The novel is called Alice in Wonderland. Carroll had memorized pi to seventy one decimal places.
3/12/2014
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Today mathematicians study algebra, set theory, and logic. My mother, a mathematician, deals with those kind of subjects every day.
3/11/2014
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Mathematics are real interesting to me. The most earliest records of mathematics date from about B.C. 2000 and come from Egypt.
3/10/2014
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Father William only answered three questions. He did not give his son advise he threatened to kick the boy downstairs.
3/7/2014
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Father William eats a whole goose. Kept his jaw strong by arguing with his wife. In the poem, they had some funny parts.
3/6/2014
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Most funny poems has two things in common—rhythm and rhyme. Father William stands on his head. Father William does back-somersaults.
3/5/2014
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Did you read the poem when you were in school, I asked my mother. I think it was the most funniest poem I ever read.
3/4/2014
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We studied the poem “Father William” in my Literature class. The teacher, who read the poem, is my cousin.
3/3/2014
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I’m Nobody! Who are you? is the first line of my favorite poem. In the spring of 94, Mr. Strober taught us many of Dickinson’s poems.
2/28/2014
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Poets, who write about universal topics such as life and death, interests me. My brother however thinks poems about life and death are awful.
2/27/2014
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Dickinson was a very solitary person. She did not publish much. Today she is very famous. Dickinson couldn’t decide whether to publish her poems even though her sister in law encouraged her.
2/26/2014
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Emily Dickinson wrote about 1175 poems. But only seven poems were published during her lifetime.
2/25/2014
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We didn’t like Dickinson’s poems at first, but you liked them more by the end of class. Dickinson rarely traveled outside her hometown of Amherst Massachusetts.
2/24/2014
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A quilt is different than a blanket a quilt has two layers of cloth, whereas a blanket has a single layer. It is a priviledge to own a quilt, my mother wants to buy one at the county fair.
2/14/2014
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My sister paid $25 50¢ for a piece of an old quilt. She asked if quilts have been steadily growing in value?
2/13/2014
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The first quilts in America were probably made by dutch people. “Quilters,” my teacher said, “Created beautiful designs with cloth.”
2/12/2014
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A pattern of tiny stitches are used to fasten the layers of cloth together. Skilled quilters know how to quickly sew.
2/11/2014
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Quilts—two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched in patterns. In class, we cut peaces of cloth to make quilt squares.
2/10/2014
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Teresa’s mother spent a lot of time cutting and sewing and also had to quilt. Family history and feelings are reflected in the quilts.
2/7/2014
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The line “oh mother you plunged me sobbing and laughing shows the poem’s emotion. Every morning at 10 o’clock, the mother put cloth together to make a quilt.
2/6/2014
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The poem describes strong, and positive feelings about powerful women. Many important tasks depends on self sufficient women.
2/5/2014
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Each family member liked to tell their tales of life in Mexico. These storys motivated Acosta to read on her own.
2/4/2014
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Teresa Palomo Acosta wrote a poem called “My Mother Pieced Quilts.” She grew up in texas. She became a journalist after studying at the university of texas.
2/3/2014
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“Of all the poems I have read, haiku are my more favorite ones” Marc said. Haiku poets hardly write no rhyming poems.
1/31/2014
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The reason that haiku are so famous is because they provide readers with good mental pictures. After reading the haiku in the book, Debbie and me went to the library to get more of these p
1/30/2014
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Traditional haiku are about nature and these poems often describe weather, the seasons, and natural images and these topics affect many people deeply. In a haiku by a skilled writer a vivi
1/29/2014
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The second line has seven syllables, the third line has five syllables. “Haiku have only these characteristics,” said cousin Jamie.
1/28/2014
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Before Karen wrote her haiku she read about her topic and outlines her ideas.
I. haiku
    A. often describes a moment in nature
    B. has a specific number of syllables in each line
1/27/2014
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They be the most best haiku I ever read. Either the haiku by Basho or the one by Kyorai are on he test.
1/24/2014
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The three haiku translated by Daniel Buchanan and the haiku by Buson was the easiest to understand. The poem about plum blossoms, spring, and temple bells.
1/23/2014
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I wanted to express my personal feelings. I wrote a haiku. The teacher read the haiku. She read the poem at a slow pace.
1/22/2014
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I like these three haiku because them can be understood in different ways. In my research paper, I will quote a haiku that begins deep in a windless wood.
1/21/2014
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2 haiku in this book might be difficult to understand. This here haiku is my favorite one.
1/17/2014
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And upslope fog is formed when air is evenly cooled or when wind flows up a mountain. Rain passes through cool air during bad whether. Fog can form.
1/16/2014
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At night water temperature cools slowly. Land temperature cools quick. This fog is usually not thick and is often gone by morning.
1/15/2014
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Fog can be classified into 4 types advection, radiation, upslope, and precipitation. Advection fog forms when warm air passes over colder land. Advection fog also forms when warm air passes over colder water.
1/14/2014
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The foghorn sounded strangely as it echoed over the foggy harbor on memorial day. In some cities fog and smoke combines to produce a mixture called smog.
1/13/2014
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The fog is over the harbor. Makes the poem vivider.  The fog drifts in, looks over the harbor, and then is moving on. I like Sandburg’s poems. My freinds like Sandburg’s poems.
1/10/2014
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Sandburg uses figurative language to make his point. Figurative language is the use of words that are not meant to be taken literally. Sandburg make a comparison between fog and a cat.
1/9/2014
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“Fog” is a very short poem it has only 6 lines. The first line of the poem is “the fog comes in on little cat feet.”
1/8/2014
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Fog is the name of a poem by Carl Sandburg. Sandburg was a newspaper reporter when he writed the poem.
1/7/2014
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1/6/2014
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12/20/2013
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12/19/2013
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12/18/2013
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12/17/2013
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12/16/2013
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Shakespeare worked real hard and built the globe theatre. He wrote 37 plays 154 sonnets and several long poems.
12/13/2013
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By 1594 Shakespeare was part owner of one of the most successful theater companys in London. By that time however Shakespeare already had a reputation as an actor and author.
12/12/2013
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Shakespeare was probably educated at the Stratford Grammar School. He was taught latin and greek. Although we don’t know much about Shakespeare’s life we do know he was married and had three children.
12/11/2013
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Scholars think that Shakespeares father was a businessman who also served in the local goverment. We know hardly nothing about Shakespeare’s life.
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