Dylan W

7th Grade English Portfolio

My Portfolio Reflection

Copy/Paste questions from scholoogy And Awnser them DUH

Artifact #1

A 14 year old girl named Katniss lives in a world that has 12 districts and a center city called the capitol. In this world there was once a civil war, and the capitol won, and to repay the districts they made a game called the hunger games. In the hunger games 24 children are sent as tributes to battle to the death and the winner. One year Katniss’ sister picks, but Katniss takes her place, so Katniss has to enter the games. The rest of the book follows her experiences in the hunger games.There was many themes in the book, but the main theme was to choose friends that will help you and care for you. If both Katniss and Peeta were not together they would have lost the hunger games. I thought The Hunger Games was a fairly good book. It was full of action and drama, but was super sad. It was full of action when everyone was fighting for the cornucopia, and it was sad when everyone died exempt Katniss and Peeta. There was lots of detail, for instance when the author was describing the arena where everyone fought. Also she was detailed when she described most of the tributes, which were the characters participating in the Hunger Games. There were also unexpected twists to the story. For example when the game makers announced the rules could now be two winners from the same district instead of one. The author made the story come alive very well by making the readers feel an emotional bond with the characters. I would rate the book a 9.5 out of 10, because almost all of the parts of the book where good, except the beginning was a bit slow.


Dear Oskar,

We just got off of the train and I over hear a guard saying we are in a place called Auschwitz. Ben, my little brother, and I are forced to go and work as shoe cobbler. My hands are always aching after working there all day.

There is a Nazi general always watching our every move. It is really scary because if we do something wrong we get lashed with a whip. There new people coming into the camp every day. Many of them are nice, but some of them are very mean and are cursing every five seconds. I can’t blame them because everyone is frightened about the situation.

So many people are getting sick, but there is almost no one to help. It’s terrible. The food is awful, but I have to like it because it is the only food I will get. Although I am really getting sick of eating bread every day for breakfast and dinner. I feel like I lost fifteen pounds in five days. I miss everything in Germany. I miss the food my mom made everyday, I miss my dog, and I miss my soft, comfy bed to sleep in every night. I hope you are ok and alive.




1. How would you describe your writing at the beginning of the year and how would you describe it now?
2. What do you consider your writing strengths? Explain.
3. What writing skills do you need and/or want to continue to develop next year? Explain.
4. What piece of writing from this year best captures your growth as a writer and thinker? Explain why.

5. What piece of writing from this year are you most proud of? Explain why.


1. Not that great. I thought my writing could use a lot more work. Now at the end of the year I am putting a lot more effort.

2. My strengths in writing is my creativity. Almost all of my teachers said that my main skill in writing is my creativity from 1st grade to 6th. They say that when they gave me a writing assignment that I can be creative, I got a good grade.

3. I think I need to work on spending more time. Most of the time I do a assignment I do not like i tend to rush through it. It usually costs me a good grade.

4.I think the essay that captures my growth most is my Hunger Games essay. I think thay because I took the most time and effoet on it.

5. I am most proud of my Hunger Games essay because I put the most time and effort in that essay. Also I think I Took my time and reread it probably 5 times. Which was a big step for me.

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