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Argument

Survey on Cults

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Upon researching my topic for my paper I found some interesting information on Twitter. I found 'tweets' discussing one of the passages Marcus Luttrell had written in his book "Lone Survivor." Marcus Luttrell is a former member of SEAL Team 10 and a...

Oranic food increase

Through my research about organic food and genetically modified organisms I found that more and more Americans are demanding less pesticides in their food. In the article I read it talks about how the demand for organic food has increased: USDA...
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Nuclear Proliferation Poll

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More Stem Cell Research (Research)

While doing research on stem cells with Twitter, I found some interesting pieces. Both articles I found seem to be credible sources. The first one is by an ABC reporter and the second a journalist for a medical website. The first article tells the...

Arts and Entertainment

The Beatles Research Survey

Hello internet! I'm putting up a survey to get information for my research project on The Beatles. If you could take my survey, it would really help me a lot. The link is below. Thanks! Loading...

The Beatles Research Survey

Hello internet! I'm putting up a survey to get information for my research project on The Beatles. If you could take my survey, it would really help me a lot. The link is below. Thanks! Loading...

The Beatles Research Survey

Hello internet! I'm putting up a survey to get information for my research project on The Beatles. If you could take my survey, it would really help me a lot. The link is below. Thanks! Loading...

Todays research; contemporary and urban art resources

The most interesting thing I found during my research today is the amount of street artists that have websites and sell paintings and pieces without only doing them on the street. It proved to me that nowadays the graffiti/street art style has...

Unicorns

Once upon a time, the evil unicorns came to Earth, and they drank all of our water. People were dying each day, we somehow needed to get water. We tried to contact with different planets but they didn’t want to help us so more and more people...

Booktalk

Keep Calm and Stay Strong

In the book "If Beales Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin,the main character Tish faces a whole lot of drama.Through all the drama and problems Tish went through,she learned how to stand up against the world and stay strong for her,her...

Book talk part 2

Booktalk (audio only)

Book talk and review for The Zookeeper's wife

Book talk for the Zookeeper's wife.

The Sahara: THE DEADLY DESERT

By Jalen and Andy The Book "If Beale Street Could Talk" takes place in the early 70s when racism and injustice were front-facing. Tish(The main character)is experiencing trials and tribulations in her young life to free her boyfriend Alonzo aka...

Live Free or Not at all

By Charles,Annie and Norman The shirt above seems like something Tish (the character who you are reading from their perspective in the story If Beale Street Could Talk) would wear because of her almost overwhelming desire to have all who are...

Connected Research

Twitter #campusracism

Over the past few weeks of indulging in research on campus racism, I have found dozens of racial misshaps on campuses. Although the majority of the stories are from 2014 or 2015, I struggled to find the most up-to date conflicts. When I went on...

America and Cuba

Here is a survey for my research project about the current relationship between American and Cuba.

Quick Survey on School Shootings

Hi everyone I have a quick survey that needs responses for a research paper that I'm writing in my English class. It would be so helpful if you could take a minute to fill it out thanks! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/...

The Minimum Wage Interview Project- follow up

Our Interview went pretty well, we got all the questions answered and got a little more information we didn't expect. I think the only thing that we could have done better was have more follow up questions and also we could have done the interview...

The Minimum Wage Interview Project

Me and my partner chose to interview Ms.Paraiso, we chose her because we know her and know that she has lived on minimum wage during college and we also know that she will provide us with good information because Ms. Paraiso is the type of person...
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español

Mi nombre

Mi nombre es William. Vino. de mi papa. Mi nombre me recuerda de mi papa. Mi nombre expresa gusta.

Cuentos de misterio

Una vez que yo fui con mi prima al cementerio estaba muy oscuro y me daba mucho miedo. Cuando estábamos caminando había un muerto que estaba vivo sentado en la tumba mirando con su ojos muy oscuro. Mi prima le daba mucho miedo porque el muerto...
Lei un articulo titulado “la metida de pata de la policía de Nueva york twitter.’’ LA idea central del artículo es que la policía quería fotos sonriente con los ciudadanos y le subieron foto de gente esposada. Mi opinion del artículo es que No me...

Pueden algun Diaz desaparecer los examenes

Lei un articulo titulado “Pueden algun dias desaparecer los exámenes.’’ La idea central del artículo es que vas cambia los exámenes pesadilla de mucho estudiantes. Mi opinion del artículo es que si que para mucho estudiantes es una pesadilla...

Pueden algun dia desaparecer los examenes?

Recientemente leí un artículo titulado “Puede algun dia desaparecer los exámenes?”Los exámenes son la pesadilla de muchos estudiantes. La idea central del artículo es que algún día desaparecen los exámenes. Mi reaccion al articulo fue bueno. Por...

From the Middle (6-8)

A Foggy Morning Deer

At foggy morning, I woke up so early for jogging. When I got out of my house for jogging, I saw a deer under the tree where it was at backyard forest! I also saw a bird on that deer. I thought that there will be more deers. So I took the photo of it...

Being Hungry

Being hungry is a bad feeling. It feels like your stomach is yelling at you. It growls and it makes you space out and think of food then you can taste the food in your mouth. It makes you frustrated and mad. Its worst when you're somewhere out and...

Edonut

It all started in the Santa Cruz, CA. It was a disease called Edonut. That disease caused you to grow corn dogs and donuts all over your body. The disease doesn't kill you. It just make you look funny for the rest of your life. They were saying that...

Edonut

It all started in the Santa Cruz, CA. It was a disease called Edonut. That disease caused you to grow corn dogs and donuts all over your body. The disease doesn't kill you. It just make you look funny for the rest of your life. They were saying that...

Rain

As it rains from above it lands upon the feathers of a dove! As the dove takes flight you can barely see the sun burn bright! Each rain drop upon your hand, leaves great demand. Some things are told about rain, like when it rains it help heal pain!...

Gaming and New Media

March Madness

Ok so its March and that only means one thing, March madness. This basketball tournament is played every year with the hopes of crowning a new king. Every basketball fan in the united states tries to watch these games. Its conference verses...
On the web, it might look like a reliable piece of modern media and it is clean on the exterior. But in the inside, there are some or more hazards where ever you go, whether you are typing a book report or searching the online dictionary....
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Internet is Innocent

Weblog In what way is the internet potentially dangerous? Our world in slowly progressing and becoming better and advance. But there is always some cons to something new. The internet, fairly new and a place where people post what they are...
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Juan's Animated Introduction

Here’s my animated introduction: My name is Juan Carlos Alejo. I am from Mexico. I am 15 years old. I was born on April 7, 19-99. My mom is Maria de Lourdes and my dad is Lucas Alejo. I have two siblings, an older sister named Norma and a...
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Andreina's Animated Introduction

Letters to Decision Makers

Dear Future English Teacher

Dear Future English Teacher: I am proud to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It that shows my ability to “Freewriting Badge.” After you look at my work, I hope you will see why I think it's important to me...
Dear teacher who gives me a research project in the future: I am proud to show you my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer Program. It shows my ability to receive the “Annotating Badge.” After looking at my work, I hope you see my good annotating...

Commenting Helps with Understanding

Dear Future History Teacher, I am delighted to be showing you some of my work from the 2014 Youth Voices Summer program. It is the “Courageous Commentator” that shows my skills. After you look at my profile you see that I have commented on many...

Letter to new Superintendent Wilson

Dear Superintendent Wilson, I think some issues you should address as you begins your time in Oakland is to create more lights around the school because a lot of pedestrians have accidents for the reason of not having enough lights and there is a...

Letter to Oakland's New Superintendent

Dear, Mr. Antwan Wilson, My name is Cristina Alvarez, and I am a 12th grader at Fremont High School. I am writing this letter to you to let you know the issues that I am having at my school and what you can do that will help to improve Oakland...

Our Space (K-5)

Mr Linden's Library

He had warned Lindsey about the book now it was too late, because Lindsey read the book but she fell asleep as she was reading the book,and the book vines were coming out and Lindsey didn't feel anything. Is that what Mr linden had warned...

Hurricane Stories

Given what people in New York and New Jersey are going through with Hurricane Sandy, I thought Youth Voices readers might like to see some writing by third graders in response to Hurricane Gustav a few years ago. Hurricane Gustav arrived, Labor Day...
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My Shell

Beautiful Like a glimmering lake in the sun it shines so very brightly. On the outside. On the inside, it feels smooth, silky. But it doesn't shine as brightly, it may be bright, on the outside, but on the inside, it seems faded.
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Documentary

Ocean acidification is a rising problem on Earth. It is a term used to decribe the rising acidity in the oceans. 1/3 of the carbon dioxide we edmit from burning ficil fuels is absorbed by the oceans. This equals to 1 million tones...

A Fish

A fish Blue peach colored Happy and good to be free Black and green A sea creature Tobie
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Our Stories and Poems

"The Raven" Edgar Allan Poe (Code-switched)

It was a dark and stormy midnight, while I thought, tired and weak Reading many old and odd books of forgotten myths I started dozing off, almost sleeping, and all of a sudden I heard a knock It was like someone was gently striking in my front door...

Where Im from......

He loved the way I cook as well as my toughness. He always wanted to know where I was from. Where I'm from, there is always wet damp, dusty smell, from the rain. Where I'm from, Strong women wrap scarves and towels around their heads, to put...
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Where I'm From

Where I'm from I hear a wave of sirens getting louder as neighborhood firetrucks drive by. Where I'm from the smell of garlic hits my nose as I step through the door and I know dad is cooking. You can almost taste the tomatoes, basil, salt, oregano...

Where I'm from

Where I'm from, you can smell the faint scent of the white paint Where I'm from, you can only notice two things, a piano and a blank white ceiling Where I'm from, you can taste the Hispanic culture Where I'm from, you can feel the blanket warmed...
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Where I'm From

The air gets warmer after the long winter season Snow has now melted from existence Birds can be heard singing in the trees The leaves are back in their healthy green color The scent of newly grown flowers fill the air Children leave their houses to...

Teachers Teaching Teachers

How do current events affect your classroom?

Today I was on a conference all and learned about various programs of PBS NewsHour Extra, including the Teachers’ Lounge is a forum for teachers to discuss how the news affects their classroom. They publish first-person stories from teachers that...

Rain :)

Rain is something that i like. i like to run outside jump in the puddles the air is fresh on my tongue and get wet it’s fun running in the rain jumping in the puddles water splashing everywhere rain feels like the ocean splashing at my feet rain...

So much to do.

This was actually kind of fun. I think that there is worth in annotating on paper text and on computer based programs. I am a bit nervous that this might be a difficult venture to try and teach all of my students how to use youth voices and how to...

Today

Today was extremely useful in terms of learning a tool for my students to learn and read in a different format. Sometimes I feel so mundane giving them a paper article to write. I feel like they are so used to having paper articles and using a media...

Connected Learning is Learning for the 21st Century

In the 21st century students interact with text in a different way, especially because they are overwhelmed by different types of texts then our generation is used to. For example, students are frequently texting or using social media to communicate...

Video Conversations

thoughtless world

Thoughtless World My heart is broken and everyday my pain gets bigger I live in a world of pain and unloyalty. My heart is broken there are times the knife calls my name and it says to cut my arm.My heart is broken but I don't show it . My heart is...

My Journal

Here Junilka and I were video chatting over Google Hangouts and talking about the journals we wrote in the morning at the youth voices program.

Journal

My conversation with Jennifer. We talked about what we put in our journals this morning and a little something extra.

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Talking about the Jordan Davis Murder Trial

John and I talked with Mr. Allison about Jordan Davis after we read this testimony from his mother before the U.S. Senate. http://bit.ly/1pt4f3N