Monday, January 16, 2012

I wish animals could...

What ability/power do you wish animals, or a specific, animal had? Describe that power and how that would effect you and your life. Give details!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I Have a Dream

As you know, next Sunday is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. If you want to read more about him, a short biography is available here. Dr. King's most famous speech includes these lines:

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.

This speech was written about the need for a change in how this country treats its citizens. It describes Dr. King's dream for how our country might be. Your assignment is to write your own version of "I have a dream..." What is it that you wish to see in the future in your life or the life of our country or even the life of the world?

Please leave your comment by Thursday.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome Back!

As we begin the new semester, I want to continue our focus here on improving our writing. By Friday, I want you to leave a comment describing an imaginary package that you have received. Describe what the package looks like and what it contains. Use lots of details including many descriptive adjectives. Be complete!