Carlos D.

7th-grade English protflio

Reflection questions

How would you describe your writing at the beginning of the year and how would you describe it now?
I think i improved my writing a lot this year then last year.  

What do you consider your writing strengths? Explain
I considers showing not tell one of my strength

What writing skills do you need and/or want to continue to develop next year? Explain.
I want to improve one organizing my paragraph better and picking stronger  words   

Explain.What piece of writing from this year best captures your growth as a writer and thinker? Explain why?
I think artifact #1 show the best of my writing this year  because I feel its has a lot more meaning the paragraph.

What piece of writing from this year are you most proud of? Explain why.
I'm most proud of my outsiders paragraph   because I feel I really worked hard on it and I really enjoyed it.

artifact #1

When you are four years old and you wanna be that hero that in that movie,and fly in the sky like a bird. well I have so good news we are all heroes but in diffrent way. The way that ponyboy is in the outsiders.The outsiders is about a hero must realizes from the unknown and face his problems and in the end he gets a prizes that we will have until he dies.

The outsiders is about a hero that must realizes from the unknown and must figure out what he must do, he get a prizes at the end that we will also get by the end of this book.

The outsiders by S. A hinton is a monomythic because ponyboy lives a in a part of the hero journey ponyboy experience the unknown when bob dies. johnny and bob were fighting and “ I turned my head and i was quickly sick for a min then i closed my eyes” ( 58) the unknown is when the hero or ponyboy doesn't know what going to happen next in his or her life.

Johnny started projecting ponyboy because he cares about him and want him to live. Ponyboy relaxes this and and thinks its very nice meanwhile johnny kill bob to save ponyboy .

Johnny started protecting ponyboy more and is starting to show that he cares about him. Ponyboy realizes this and thinks its nice but when he kills bob. ponyboy gets scared because he does not know what going to happen next to him and his brother. The death penalty can only be given by the age of 18 and it was self defence but still they must be careful. The reason ponyboy goes through the unknown is because they both dont know what going to happen next.

In Conclusion this book is a monomyth because ponyboy faces new challenges and must take it into contraction. When ponyboy goes into this unknown in his life he comes to realize that he made a lot of mistakes and he want to teach people so that they don't make the same mistake. We are all going to learn this sooner or later but sooner is better. Its ok to make mistakes because they we will not be able to learn if we did not make mistakes. The people that make mistakes are the best kind of people

artifact #2

Holocaust Pen-Pal Project - Final Assessment

as the person that died with

Letter #3

Dear Esther and Sura,

On may 21,1942, was the eve of the jewish holiday shavuot, my family and I woke up to the sound of gunshots just before dawn. I was curious so I looked out the window and I see many NazI on the streets. They was moving people out of their homes . The next thing I know soldiers are breaking into my house and forcing every one out of the house and on to the street. I look around and see are neighbors. The nazi take the other jews, my family and I go to the nearby gathering place. The Nazi took my mom, grandfather and siblings and me. I was struck with fear in my eyes as my mom recorded.

After 12 hours we were able to leave, they let us go homes, when we got back home I could tell that my parent attitude changed and everyone was distort at what happened they destroyed and took our belongings. There was this forest that I could see they was people firing guns and the sound of guns shouts just frightened me. A man took my family and I into a forest that man had a gun, I asked him "how do I know i'm going to survive" and he said go you might live I went.

He was the one that saved me. The day that we escaped was is the fall of 1942, I saw many other young jews there. Together, we dug a bunker in the ground called a zemlyanka, which became our hideout. After six months of living in the forest I was desperate for help and put my trust in one polish family that lived near the forest. The family that lived near the forest need help with their farming and well they say that i was strong enough to help out so I did. one day I went to go get a haircut at a barber shop in town, at the barbers shop a jewish man from pinsk told me that it would be better for me to work for him. I agreed and in as little as 2 months I learned how to cut hair and I passed the government test and I received an official certificate as a barber. During this time I managed to get move back home to my childhood home. Several others survivors who had lost their families and home came to live with me. I was finally eating well and had clothes and shelter. They was dangerous for young man like me. The Soviets, were gathering young men to work in the mines. Fearing such a rate I found my way back to josef and his family, and stayed there until 1945.



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