June 19th, 2012 by 17beej
In this year for english we have discovered many different things such as racism and how big of a deal it was back then, Racism and the apartheid was a huge deal, During the old days when there might have been starting the apartheid there were not woman rights, We have done many tasks to help all of our class to get more information on these topics, House on mango street, Journey to jo’burg, the power of one and also a very big one Sandra Cisneros’s visit which was very helpful how she told us a few good tips to help us make are own vignette, This was very helpful because at the start of this unit i did not know what a vignette was!
It also helped us with our 50 word stories, During one english class we had to practice writing 50 word stories, at the start it was very hard because I would always get 51 or 49 It was hard to get exactly 50 words.We have read House on mango street, this book was full of many different vignettes which gave us idea’s to use on our own vignette, Reading the House on Mango street was interesting because we discovered many different values and many different problems that some people have to go threw almost everyday, racism, relationships, Family and growing up with the people who are around you.
We have found out many different writing skills and different life skills, I found out what the difference is between these two things “allusion and illusion”, these confused me many times thinking which one was which and so on.
In most of the vignettes we read, they all mostly had the five senses; Imagery, Seeing, Hearing, talking and so on.I love to write stories but i love to make longer stories then 50 words, as I said before but when I write a storie my stories will most likely will be 400 to 500 words and thats what I like, Making long stories.We tried to make many different stories as a parody of ; The House on mango street’s vignette “Hairs or Laughter” we made our own version of this about our family, the whole class did this and we all sent our stories to Miss, Clifford our english teacher; Miss Clifford Got all of these stories and made them into a book, We all saw the book on her Blog At the bottom; and the book was really cool and fun to look at and to read.
Blog Adress: http://blogs.yis.ac.jp/cliffords/2012/06/05/our-book/
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