7th-Grade English portfolio
My Portfolio Reflaction
Q:How would you describe your writing at the beginning of the year and how would you describe it now?
A:I prefer writing in Chinese in the beginning of the year now I prefer writing in English.
Q:What do you consider your writing strengths? Explain.
A:I have a lot of ideas on what to write
Q:What writing skills do you need and/or want to continue to develop next year? Explain.
A:I want to be develop on turning ideas into words
Q:What piece of writing from this year best captures your growth as a writer and thinker?Explain why.
A:Giver essay because this is the first time that a write something about a book that is not
a summer of the book
Q:What piece of writing from this year are you most proud of? Explain why.
A:Hero’s Journey Essay
The world in Lois Lowry’s book The Giver is a dystopia because people do not have free choice. Everybody´s life is the same in community.
every choice are made by elders not the people in the community.This following quote proves that Jonas does not make his own choice:“Jonas shrugged. ‘How could someone not fit in? The community was so meticulously ordered, the choice so carefully made.” Jonas don’t know anyone makes their own choice. This is because Elders already made the choice for everyone.This made him think this is how things should work.Since he don’t know people ever make their own choice he never try to make his own choic.e This proves Jonas hates the way the community works when he knows that there are other ways the community could work: “Jonas stared at him, ‘Release is alway like that? For the people who break the rule three times? For the old? Do they kill the old too? (144) ” people die because they have to die whenever they are CHOSEN to do that. People in the community die in the same age.There is no lawyer in the community because people can not speak for themself. People in the Giver get killed for breaking rules three times. which is cruel and unusual punishment.
Jonas made right choice when he leave the community because people in the community
isn´t allowed to make their own choice.
Hero’s Journey Essay
People hear about stories of heroes all the time.Often,the plot of these stories have something in common.It is called “the hero’s journy”.The hero’s journy start when the heros always experience unknown. Then the hero experience difficulty that he or she have to face. Finally, the hero solved the difficulty he or she have to face.The story followed hero’s journey is called monomyth.The book outsiders by S.E Hinton is is a monomyth because the main character named ponyboy experienced the hero’s journey.
Before Ponyboy met cherry, he think all the socs like to pick on greasers. Cherry said, “All socs aren’t like that ,you have to believe me,not all socs are like that”(34).in the hero’s journey,the separation of the known is when the hero experience something that he/she do not like.