Derek, Angie, and Ben Mr. Jockers ILA Period 5 5/22/17 Lockdown Recently, our group finished reading the book “Lockdown,” a 290 page dystopian novel by Alexander Gordon Smith. Alexander Gordon Smith is an author for children and young adults. He is also the author of “The Fury” and The Inventors books. His new … Continue reading Letter Essay #9: Lockdown
Ben Massey ILA 5 1/19/17 Mr. Jockers Lost “Don’t be out too late, remember you have to be back by midnight to celebrate New Year’s with us,” Mrs. Andreoli shouts to my sister, Maddie, Troy, his brother, Kyle, and I as we walk out of the condo we were renting on the ski … Continue reading Ben M. Memoir
Ben Massey Period 5 ILA Mr. Jockers Letter Essay #5 Recently I finished the book Divergent by Veronica Roth. It is a 487 page long dystopian book about a girl named Beatrice who lives in a dystopian world where everyone must choose a “faction” to live in forever, each with different virtues that … Continue reading Ben’s Letter Essay #5
Machu Picchu Across a narrow bridge in a rickety bus Up the winding trail Past the llamas grazing in the grass Through Machu Picchu Ascending higher than the mountains Enjoying the landscape spread out before me Walking in a place that I know is 550 years old Wondering how such a place could exist Watching … Continue reading Ben’s Prepositional Phrase Poem
Today I finished the book The Compound by S.A. Bodeen. It is a 247 page long dystopian book about Eli, the son of the very rich, very paranoid owner of the biggest technology business in the world. When there are warnings that a nuclear bomb is heading towards their area, they go to a secret … Continue reading Ben M.’s Letter Essay #2: The Compound
Benjamin Spontaneous, supporting, outgoing, trusting Son of Michael and Dina, brother of Olivia and Maddie Lover of dogs, summer, and Harambe Who feels thankful for weekends, my family, and my friends Who finds happiness in sports, summer break, and Bantu banter Who needs food, water, and oxygen Who gives support, advice, and friendship Who fears … Continue reading Bio-Poem: Ben M.