Writing that speaks Table of contents • Knuckle head • Memoir • Writers workshop • Presidential speech
Knucklehead Written By Jon Scieszka
Book Report by BJ Magalei, 5M Knucklehead is about a boy named Jon. Jon seems to be cursed and gets into a lot of trouble. His brothers treat him like garbage and he is not ready to face this at a young age. The book talks about different lessons that Jon learns and how this helps him to be successful in life and love his family. One thing you have to know before any thing is about Jon’s family. Jon has five brothers. Jim is Jon’s favorite brother because they were always nice to each other. They stuck up for each other by telling the truth about what they actually did when they’re in trouble. Tom is the biggest troublemaker. Tom never listens to his older siblings. He never had respect for Jon and Jim. Gregg broke his collarbone and had a lot of injuries. Brian is not really mentioned a lot but he is annoying. Finally, Jeff is the youngest and is harmless. Jon and Jim are a team against all of their younger siblings. It has been years since this routine has been going on. Jon goes to catholic school where the teachers are his worst nightmare. He is the easy target because he always
makes trouble. Jon cuts class and stays at the playground to play. His teachers catch him and they make him write a note to His parents of what he did. One of my favorite stories in the book was when Jon and Jim were in the room. They were babysitting and they gave Jeff, their youngest brother, a cigar they found on the street. Jeff broke it just by biting the cigar. Jon and Jim got in trouble because they were taught to not touch cigars. Luckily nothing really happened to Jeff. Things got out of hand when they tied tom to his bed because he kept on getting out. Mom grounded all three of them. At this point Jon wanted to die From Jonâ€™s life, I learned that it is important to respect my elders and to be a good friend. From the advice of his teachers and his parents, Jon became a good man. I learned that it is important to love my family. When Jon got older he learned to respect his brothers and to not hold grudges.
By Ben Magalei For the past two weeks I had to stay home from school because of this thing called a virus. It caused me to get a really bad sore throat, earache and stomach ache. It had attacked my sisters before and hurt it their kidneys. Apparently it has come for me but this time it attacked my liver. So I was stuck like this. The next week it got worst and I got a high fever and vomiting. I went to the doctor three times before I started getting better. Now you may think that it was nonstop work. That’s where you’re wrong. The first day after seeing the doctor, we went to a restaurant where I was forced to eat even when my throat hurt. My doctor gave my mom this pill that I had to drink. The first few days were hard
then my dad taught me a technic and so I actually ask my mom when I need to take it. My grandpa came from Texas recently on Thursday and on Friday we went to the football game at our school. I ate a lot of meat that now I feel better. My throat feels better. The best part about staying home was learning to drink my pills. And sleeping a lot The worst part about staying home was getting away from technology and not using it for a long time. Oh look, time for school. J
Our lower field is having problems with nature. First there is artificial turf and then there is plastic grass. I know this kind of thing takes the fun out of nature. Nature is way better than fake things in my opinion, because if there is all fake trees, we would not like the polluted air and we’d not be able to breath. But there are two questions. Why is there artificial turf or fake grass? This is what is wrong in the world right now. People are building replicas of things that have to do with nature and changing their texture. I personally think something is wrong with those guys’ heads. It’s just sick! You know? How do other people feel about the plastic grass? Austin in 5M, “I like the plastic grass since I do not get an allergic reaction
from it. I like to breath when I play football.” Kai, my classmate and friend says that everyday he finds fake grass and turf in his shoes. If you want to know what I’m talking about please go to ASIJ and you will definitely see what I’m talking about. My good friend Alan Goff gets allergic reactions to grass. Every single day I find some grass and some turf in my shoes. I would sooner have grass stains. According to my classmates about a lot of classmates want real grass and a lot of kids also want want fake grass. So its pretty nice to know peoples opinions. I find it hard to believe that that much people want fake grass. And I get that but why does everybodyelse want fake grass? That sums it up for now. SUPPORT NATURE!
Which president should you choose? A lot of people have asked me this question. I have a lot of proof that Mitt Romney is a bad choice. I’m not voting for Mitt just because my friends aren’t. I’m voting for Obama because he’s been doing a good job ruling and he’s fixing what George Bush did to the economy. Mitt wants to raise taxes for the middle class (non wealthy people) and lowering them for millionaires (people with millions of dollars) like him. Oh yeah recently I’ve heard that Mitt has not been paying his taxes. Education? Ok no that you have asked I know that Barack Obama wants to improve education for kids like me. Mitt likes it just the way it is. I think kids should get a better education as well. Military Obama has stopped the Iraq war that was going on. Obama wants more recruits for the army to fight off all of America’s fears. Sorry for you Romney lovers, but is he the man you really know? I’m not trying to ruin any careers. I’m just proving a point.
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