Letter to a Pal- Week 2


Letter to a Pal: Week One

In our ELA class we have learned about equality in our society as whole, many people are discriminated because of skin color, background, gender, and wealth/income. I’m curious of how aware you are to these problems, such as in the United States President Trump has put a travel ban on several Muslim countries and I really do think this is completely unfair. There is no reason for why he is doing this. Many people put labels on things, such as the Muslim population, but we haven’t gone through what they have so we can’t say anything about them because we haven’t gone through what they have. I’m just curious of what you know about social issues around the world and if you knew about some of these things.
Look forward to chatting.

AR A5 Imagination Beyond Daily Life

In class we watched the film “The Village” directed by M. Night Shyamalan who was know for these types of films such as The Sixth Sense, Unbelievable, Signs, Lady In The Water. The technique he used was very eye opening and original cause I can’t think of a movie that shows the view from behind the characters head. The genre of this film is creepy and I totally agree with it because it always had this eerie feeling like something was behind you and yet nothing was there. I think the director stayed away from the blood and the guts because it is so over-used in horror movies like Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street and Chainsaw Massacre. This movie has something original and new, in parts he kinda gave us a little spook by showing us tiny bits and pieces of the monster to keep us interested and always kept us at the edge of our seats. Some types of people who love getting scared and enjoy the rush of adrenaline, the feeling of something behind you, those types of people would love this movie, me personally it’s not my cup of tea but I did enjoy he suspense every once and awhile. The message the movie gives is “no matter how bad things seem it could always be worse” and “be thankful for modern day medicine”. Shyamalan gained tons of publicity and recognition from his previous movies than “The Village” because horror movie before him were stabbing and slashing, but his movies gave a spine tingling, skin crawling, hair-standing feel more than “oh you made a wrong turn, your dead”. Since I haven’t seen any of his other movies, just “The Village” I would give it a high rating maybe a 7/10 sure something’s weren’t good like not enough people dying (it’s how I like my movies not too many people die but just enough to fill me with tragedy) or the use of lighting could have been a little bit brighter in some parts like in the houses but also I loved the rustic feel of it before Ivy climbs the wall, and the suspense I got from it. His original movie “The Sixth Sense” was his highest rated movie and other movies after that never broke that record I think it’s because his first movie was the first one of its kind, after it he just started repeating it over and over again and never put out something new. That is my review on Shyamalan’s movie “The Village”

ELA A10 CC Fotobabble poem project

We did an assignment for ELA A10 and we had say an poem with a partner and record it on fotobabble, here is our final project.

ELA 9 End project

ELA 9 Year-End Assessment

  • Prove or Disprove, using supports/examples, that you have grown as a learner through the ELA class activities?
    I feel like I have grown as a learner because I am more aware of what I’m doing. Some examples are, I feel like more work has more content than before it just had the bare minimum. Also, I don’t mind talking in front of the class but if I have to I will, sure it’s not my cup of tea. Something that supports that is my blog you could scroll through it and see how much more content I added to the posts.
  • You have completed speaking, writing, and visual representations in this ELA;

Which of these comes easily to you? Give an example and explain why this strand of ELA is easier for you?
A- The activity that comes most easily to me is writing I can get settled down and work without any complications. An example is my Outsiders re-write I did enjoy it. I don’t know why it’s easier for me I guess it’s because I can express myself freely without worrying about anyone judging me too much.
Which of these do you struggle most with and what about it causes that? Give an example.
B- I struggle the most with speaking like I said before it has always been something I stress out over and I tend to panic when I do try to speak in front of the class I stutter a lot.

  • Give an example of the planning/development of an assignment that you’re most proud of.
    The planning I am most proud of is the Outsiders Re-Write plan because I was able to cross off certain things that would mess up the storyline and also add stuff I didn’t put down, doing this type of stuff makes me feel in control.
  • Formative feedback is the same as summative except you get it before you finalize/submit the assignment. How did it help you improve the quality and level of work to get your feedback during your work instead of it? Give an example to support.
    When I got feedback for my Re-Write, I felt like I was just not putting my full focus on it so when I did, felt like I have done something I didn’t even know I could do.
  • Did you reach or test your potential in this ELA class?
    This Ela year was testing my skills in writing sure we had guidelines to help me but in everything, I felt like this was a test on my skills as a student.
  • Do you find your level of self-awareness in your skills and abilities in ELA has improved at all over the last year? Are you reflective and conscious of what is expected of you and what level you accomplish?
    My self-awareness of my skills has improved drastically. I know what was expected of me this year and a little bit next year.
  • Explain whether you felt sufficiently challenged in your ELA work this year. Give an example of a task or project that tested the limits of your abilities.
    I felt challenged this year which was good because it helped improved my skills a lot as a writer. An example which challenged me was the last presentation of the year where we had to pick a topic and explain how to survive in it.

A10 CC: ELA 9 Descriptive Instructions

HEAD: His skin is purple and his eyes are a darker purple than his skin and he has a thin snout and he has horns on the side of his head and in between them starts a spinal ridge.

NECK: His neck is smaller than his body but a quarter way down starts his golden chest and the spinal ridge is continued down the body towards the tail and they progressively get shorts with each ridge

BODY: His chest is golden and he has wings that come out his back that are dark yellow and orange.

LEGS: He has four legs with three claws. his front legs have on joint and the back legs have three joints

TAIL:  His tail is slightly shorter than his body and at the end has a spear

So I had a few friends draw my description and I will say they did do really good.

Mackenzie’s Drawing

Trystan’s Drawing

Carson’s Drawing


So like I said they did really well and here is the picture I chose to describe. Good ol’ Spyro this was my childhood

A9 CC: The Majestic Emotions Representation

During class, we watched a movie set in the 60’s about a man named Peter Appleton, who is a film writer and he gets labeled as a communist. He loses everything and then one night, he gets drunk, and he crashes, and he wakes up on a beach with amnesia, and he doesn’t remember his past and a man finds him and brings him to a small town, and everyone who sees him says he looks familiar. But Peter doesn’t know what they are talking about, so the story is about him finding out who he is. So apparently there is a problem with my picture it won’t load I don’t know what’s wrong.


  1. Ashes to Ashes: So during this scene, Peter is shown sitting at a desk and three men are discussing a movie Ashes to Ashes, and later he goes to his other movie premiere with his girlfriend who is an actor.
    Color: The reason why I chose this color is because he was happy with his life, he had everything, great job, a girlfriend so that would make anyone happy.
  2. Communist: Later he gets labeled as a communist which back then is a major political concern and then he loses everything meaning his job and girlfriend.
    Color: I chose this color because he is angry because he was labeled as a communist and he lost everything, so he is mad at the world.
  3. Forgets Everything: He then gets mad and goes out to drink then he drives and crashes into a bridge and falls into a river and ends up smacking his head onto a cement pillar knocking himself out.
    Color: This color represents emptiness and dull, and that’s why I chose it for this scene because Peter forgets who he is.
  4. Washed up: He later then wakes up, and he has no memory of who he is but he gets brought to a town by an old guy, and everyone says he looks familiar.
    Color: When he wakes up he is scared and lost, confused until a man finds him and brings him to town and he still shaken and scared that’s why I chose dark purple which is to represent scared.
  5. Dinner: He is then brought to a dinner where he gets served food, and he meets the doctor who patches him up.
    Color: The reason why I chose this color is because when he is severed food he is excited to eat
  6. Doctors then nap: He goes to the doctors office, and he gets a grasp on might have happened, but the lines are still blurry.
    Color: The reason why I chose the brown is that on the emotion wheel I had it was supposed to represent anxiousness because he is going to be told how he is holding up
  7. Finds Father: His “father” approaches him and says who he is, and then he meets everyone who knew Luke/Peter.
    Color: I chose this light blue color because to me it reminds me of the sky and how happy I feel when I see the sky with very little or no clouds in the sky
  8. Meets Adele: He then meets the doctors daughter Adele who was Luke girlfriend before he left to fight.
    Color: When Peter meets Adele he is nervous and yet from what he hears they use to be in love.
  9. Runs with Adele: Later he is out with Adele, and they list off a bunch of movies, and that is the only thing Peter/Luke remembers.
  10. First Kiss: Adele and Luke/Peter run to a lighthouse and Adele has a hiccup attack, and she said only way she could fix it was a kiss
  11. Party: The town holds a welcome back party for Luke/Peter and everyone has a great time
  12. Jazz: during the party Luke/Peter is asked to play piano, and he starts to panic because he doesn’t know how to so he starts to play jazz
  13. Building The Majestic: When Luke/Peter gets back home from the party Henry introduces the idea of re-building The Majestic
  14. Adele and Peter together: After being at the town for a while Luke/Peter get back together with Adele
  15. Town Helps: After gathering supplies for the rebuilding the town decides to pitch in and lend a helping hand
  16. Grand Re-opening: The Majestic finally is opened again, and the whole town comes to watch movies at it again
  17. Henry has a heart attack: During one of Peter’s movies he realizes who he actually is, and then Henry has a heart attack during a movie, and he missed a reel, and everyone freaks out
  18. Henry dies: Later after henry’s attack his body starts to shut down, and Luke/Peter says his final goodbye
  19. FBI takes him: During Henry’s funeral, Peter is being stalked by the FBI, and he is found, and the truth about his is out, and everyone doesn’t know what the think of him anymore
  20. Peter stands up for himself: Peter is brought to court and during that court holding he stands up for himself who was wrongly accused
  21. Peter reunites with the town: Peter then heads back to the town where he was dragged from, and everyone meets him again, and they are proud of him, and he meets Adele and starts a family with her


The Outsiders Review

We are reading a book in ELA called The Outsiders and so far I like the book because I like the way the author wrote it and the smooth transition from place to place it’s very interesting, I also like the way she described the characters and made us feel connected to them and when she makes Ponyboy describe the church I can picture it perfectly.

CC: Romeo and Juliet:

Dear Allegro,

I am in love with this girl and she doesn’t want to marry me. Even worse is that she is getting married to another man. I really don’t know what to do like I can’t stop thinking about her and she drives me crazy every day. I really love this girl and it makes me so angry she doesn’t love me back. The guy she loves is a fool that likes nothing but trouble. I just wish there was a magic spell to make her love me back. I am really stumped and In love. I would really appreciate it if you can help.

Unhappy Paris


Dear Unhappy Paris


Listen here,The reason she may not love is because you’re rushing her give her some space and let her figure stuff out on her own, if she is with another man just let them grow apart soon his trouble making personality will cause either his death and she will be free or she will see then that he is just a waste of time and she will turn to the only other person that loves her, you. If there was a magic spell like that I wouldn’t be giving advice to people like you. The best thing to do when you are like that is to give her time and just do something to get her off your mind. Reply’s 24/7 all day, every day.




Dear Allegro,

From Freaked out wife

Please help me! Madly in love with this guy Romeo but he comes from a family that my parents absolutely hate. I don’t know what they have against this family, but I’m so afraid that if they find out that I married him, they will hate me and kick me out of their life or something. He killed my cousin Tybalt, but he only killed him because he was kind of aggressive and he killed my Romeo’s best friend. I forgave him for killing Tybalt, but then that the stupid prince banished him!! Why wouldn’t he just like make Romeo pay a fine like really, it’s kind of unnecessary. Anyway, my parents don’t know that I am already married so they are trying to make me marry this total doofus who thinks he’s really cool. His name is Paris and he thinks he is the best thing that ever happened to Verona and my dad loves him so much he wants me to marry Paris just so he can be part of the family! If he loves him so much he can marry Paris instead of me! Honestly, I would be cool with that just as long as I don’t have to because I really don’t love him. He is such a dummy, he is clumsy, he is really old like he is almost 10 years older than me! I just turned 14 and he is like 29! That’s really old and I don’t want to be seen in public with a husband who is old and dying while I am still remotely young. Most importantly, I love Romeo too much to betray him like this I might just have to kill myself to get out of this situation. What if Romeo forgets about me while he is in Mantua? What if he moves on and finds another wife instead of me?

Anxiously awaiting your reply

Crazy Juliet

Dear Crazy Juliet

From Allegro

First off, what makes him so special and I can’t answer that question because they don’t even know why they’re fighting in the first place to be honest I don’t really care. Well, if they did find out that you did secretly marry someone the worst thing they can do is kick you out cause all you have to do is live in Mantua with him, if he did kill your cousin and you forgave him that does say that you want to be with him but here’s the thing if he does end up killing one of your relatives again that’s why you should drop it. The reason why the prince put a punishment out is because your two families have been causing chaos in the streets, so he put that out to see if it will work and obviously that didn’t work, well to be honest he could have been executed. This Paris guy if he does like you just say this to him that you don’t see his reaction. This age difference, I understand that you don’t want to be with an old, smelly, dying man, nobody wants to be with that. Like i said before plan something with your friends to get you out of Verona. If you love him so much and so does he, I doubt that he will forget about you or even have an affair with someone else.

Answers coming every day, All day 24/7


CC Romeo and Juliet: Persona Writing

Dear Alegro

From Puffy Paris

I need your help. My soon to be wife, left me for another boy and married him! This is ridiculous, my whole life is crashing down in a ball of flames. It’s even worse when he is Montugue, her family’s arch enemy and she likes him. Please I need your guidance. She is the most beautiful girl in the world, yet I have other girls throwing themselves at my feet so I don’t dirty my shoes. But I love her more and I don’t think she loves me, that’s what worries me, please I’m begging you I need your help. Her father promised she would be mine for all of eternity. I will blister my feet across thousands of beaches, sail the deadliest oceans. Waiting for your answer impatiently.

Puffy Paris


Dear Alegro

From xXx_Romeo40_xXx

Help! I’m a criminal and I’m wanted in Verona, i want to see my lovely wife Juliet she is left alone in Verona with a creep by the name of Paris or online named “Puffy Paris, ” he wants her and she chose me, he lost fair and square I should be the one to have her not him but I go and kill someone because the person I killed, killed my best friend. Oh, one thing the person that i killed was her cousin so I’m in hot water with her, but I hope things will blow over now I’m waiting for Fair Lawrence to come up with a plan cause he will, he knows I can’t be without her, and she can’t be without me I hope she can come up with something cope with it. Please I need you to talk me through on what to do. I need your answer NOW!


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