Dear Readers, Recently, we finished reading The_Hunger_Games, a 374 page dystopian novel by Suzanne Collins. This is the first book out of a trilogy. Suzanne Collins got many good reviews from the book and was a New York Times bestseller for a while. She also won The Dorothy Canfield Fisher children’s book award, the … Continue reading Collaborative Letter Essay #9: The Hunger Games
We recently completed the 448-paged science fiction novel, Jurassic Park, written by master storyteller Michael Crichton. In 1994, for the first time, the U.S.’s favorite television series (ER), movie (Jurassic Park), and book (Disclosure) were all created by the same artist, Michael Crichton. Crichton has written many other books besides Jurassic Park, including … Continue reading Collaborative Letter Essay #9: Jurassic Park
Recently, we have finished reading The Hunger Games, a dystopian book the New York Times bestselling author, Suzanne Collins, published on September 14, 2008. More than 23 million copies of The Hunger Games have been sold. We read The Hunger Games because our teacher, Mr. Jockers, assigned us this book in our book club. The … Continue reading Collaborative Letter Essay #9: The Hunger Games
Recently, I finished reading Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton. Sixteenth Summer is a 305 page, fiction book. Currently on amazon.com it has 3.9 stars out of 5. I read this book because it was by the same author as the last book I read. Also I thought it was going be the sequel to … Continue reading Letter Essay #7: Adrianna
JJ Lachioma Mr.Jockers ILA Period 1 February, 10, 2017 The Time I Got Piper When I got Piper, A female tortoiseshell cat, I was 5 years old. She was so little when I got her. The air was so thin as we got her in the morning, and smelled of spring and freshly mowed grass. … Continue reading ILA Memoir JJ
Dear Readers, I recently finished reading a 195 page book called American Indian Stories. It is a collection of traditional legends of the Sioux Indian tribe, written by Zitkala-Ša, a member of the Yankton band of the Sioux tribe. When Zitkala-Ša left her tribe in the late 1800s to pursue her writing career and earn … Continue reading Meghan’s Letter Essay #6: American Indian Stories
Recently, I read a novel titledNazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb which I found in Mr.Jockers’ library. Born in Colorado and raised in St.Louis, Neal Bascomb earned a double degree in English Literature and Economics at the Miami University in Ohio. He also spent several years in London, Paris and Dublin as a journalist. He is … Continue reading Emily L’s Letter Essay; Nazi Hunters
The End of the Night? We had walked all the way to the end of the street and back, yet we had gotten barely any sweets at all. Many doors we knocked on for trick-or-treating had given us no answer at all. This was not our neighborhood, but in fact our grandparents neighborhood. Most of … Continue reading Emily L.: Memoir
Julia Boffa Mr. Jockers ILA/ Period 1 Feb. 10, 2017 Rapidly Moving Forward We tossed and turned through the rapid; I gripped my paddle with white knuckles. We paddled frantically, though I’m not sure that it really did anything. Up ahead, I could see a large rapid approaching. I started to panic. My … Continue reading Julia’s Memoir
Meghan Ogrinz Mr. Jockers Period 1 ILA Feb. 10, 2017 When Patients Lose Patience The thick, wooden door swung open, allowing a cold gust of wind to sweep through our small, Nordic hotel room. My dad practically fell into the room, stumbling. “Get up! Put on your coats and gloves and snow boots!” … Continue reading When Patients Lose Patience: Meghan O.: Memoir
The Redhead We had been on the basketball court for nearly forty-five minutes. There was Allie (my friend), me, and another group of ( extremely annoying ) teenagers that contained two males and one overly dramatic female. One of the bothersome guys tried to impress his female friend by hitting the ball hard … Continue reading The Redhead a memoir by Arianna B.
What would happen if someone had a disease, but not just any kind of disease. What if that disease mutated and turned into something magical? What if that disease turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to you? It all started out one stormy afternoon when a young girl named … Continue reading Fundamental Friday Free Write #5 Emily L.
Everyone has something that they are afraid of. For me, it’s those yellow, black looking, buzzing, flying things that have no kindness towards humans. I grew up running around my backyard like a maniac, enjoying the nature around me. But there can be some disadvantages to being out in the open with those “things” flying … Continue reading Fundamental Friday Free Write: Casey
I recently finished reading an 86 page mystery novel titled A Study in Scarlet, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most famously known as the author of the Sherlock Holmes series, including this novel, his first in the series of many. He was a Scottish writer, but he earned a … Continue reading Emily L.’s Letter Essay #3 A Study in Scarlet
Dear Readers, I recently finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Norton is an architect and planner as well as the author of a few highly acclaimed books including The Dot and the Line. He has collaborated with Sheldon Hanrick, who has written the lyrics to The Fiddler … Continue reading Cooper’s Letter Essay #2: The Phantom Tollbooth
Julia Creative, funny, outgoing, smart Daughter of Laura and Joe, sister of Mark and Caroline Lover of puppies, family, and the season Winter Who feels thankful for life, education, and great friends Who finds happiness in a good book, skiing on fresh snow, and listening to music Who needs a hot cup of tea, an … Continue reading Bio-Poem: Julia B.
Maya Conscientious, hard-working, outgoing, trustworthy Daughter of Ann and Don, sister of Jack and Chloe Lover of life, non-stop laughter, and all of the fun activities that come along with the changing of the seasons, each exciting in a different way Who feels thankful for the continuous love from her family, the perpetual support of … Continue reading Bio-Poem: Maya G.
Greetings Everyone, For my final novel of the year, I chose The Lemonade War, containing 192 pages and a comedic and humorous genre. It was written by Jacqueline Davies who born in 1962 and at the start of the 21st century wrote several great books. The Lemonade War was published in 2007. I read it because … Continue reading Raymond’s Letter Essay #9: The Lemonade War