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Slam Poetry in the Classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noah Voehringer Oct 5, 2013. 2 Replies

I believe that slam poetry is a tool that should be used more in the classroom. Slam poetry bring creative composition and poetry into a modern light, and also tends to carry very relatable messages…Continue

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Second Look at Fahreheit

In Freshman year, like most everyone else, I read Fahrenheit 451 in my English class. I found myself enjoying it a lot, but I also felt like I could have been more invested and immersed if I had the pressure of having to be tested on it removed. So recently, I decided I'd give another look at this classic novel, and I was not disappointed whatsoever. For those of you who don't know Fahrenheit, or those that might not remember the story too well, it's a novel written by Ray Bradbury about a…See More
Jun 5, 2014
Johnny Whitfield posted a blog post

The Age-Old Question I Can't Stop Wondering About

Recently, I reread one of my favorite books to date, The Hunger Games. It was a book very close to my heart, as I love darker stories and it was one of the few novels I actually wanted to read beginning to end. However, upon rereading it, a question kept coming back into my head: How does this compare to the movie version? There are certainly strengths and faults on both sides, but what exactly were they? I realized, after much contemplation, that I need to write out my thoughts in a…See More
Mar 31, 2014
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Writers Week XX Featured Students

This Group is for the Writers Week XX featured students!  From this page you will receive all the information you need to have a happy, successful Writers Week experience.  (You can also use this space to encourage each other.)Please note:  If you are joining this Ning for the first time, you must use your D211 email account.See More
Jan 24, 2014
Johnny Whitfield posted a blog post

Douglas Adams is a Genius

After countless recommendations and many intriguing references, I have finally started reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I may only be a few chapters into it, but I already adore it. Adams uses such an odd and very likable writing style, that bizarrely cuts into explanations of the world in the story. It cleverly weaves in the exposition necessary to understand what's really happening, and not overwhelm the reader by saying everything at once. I have only read of the Vogons, the…See More
Jan 17, 2014
Johnny Whitfield commented on Madeline Zachman's blog post Ten of My Best Friends
"Luna Lovegood is the bomb-diggity. I think she should be higher, if you ask me. But, I found this list to be quite interesting, I'd never thought to list off my favorite characters like this."
Dec 19, 2013
Johnny Whitfield replied to Gary Anderson's discussion The Taming of the Shrew: Still Relevant?
"I think taming of the shrew is totally still relevant to today. Just look at 10 Things I Hate About You, for instance. It took direct lines from the original play, and seamlessly adapted the story into a modern day setting. Obviously this is not the…"
Dec 19, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Annie Zheng's blog post A Less Than Stellar Beginning: Operation Improve Thyself
"Annie, girl, I definitely relate to pretty much this entire post. I'm super lazy when it comes to school and creative writing, as much as I do love to write. This whole post I was saying to myself "Yeah, same! /Me too on that. / Did I…"
Dec 19, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Michelle Anzalone's blog post Here comes the new and not so Improved... (Glass #2 Ellen Hopkins)
"Man, this sounds like quite the interesting story! There's so much going on and intermixing. Might consider giving it a try sometime!"
Dec 19, 2013
Johnny Whitfield replied to Gary Anderson's discussion Writers Week XX: February 24-28, 2014
"I am so very excited for this year's Writer's Week. Buddy Wakefield and Sierra DeMulder are two of my favorite poets, and I can't wait to see them live. Sierra especially, because she's become quite a regular and I was…"
Dec 19, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Annie Zheng's blog post Cinderella Redone
"I'll be honest, definitely judged this post by the cover. I saw the picture and thought "Well this book sounds bad." However, you describe it as a very quirky and odd book that is a decent read if you don't take it too seriously.…"
Dec 7, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Eugene K's blog post The Game That Plays You
"This game is quite good, and respectable for its unique writing by all. Hilarious to no end, fun to watch all these new pathways unfold, and overall just a great story. I believe that this does deserve recognition not only in the gaming world, but…"
Dec 7, 2013
Jessi Moore commented on Johnny Whitfield's blog post From Finding a New Home to Returning to Old Ones to Getting Stronger
"Johnny, I thought the ideas you mentioned for the first book were really interesting, I also can relate to that. Perks of being a wallflower seems really inspiring, maybe I'll try it. The last book that you talked about also seemed good! Great…"
Nov 20, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Daniel Classon's blog post I'm Crying So Hard I'm Laughing; Powerful Writing Hidden in the Most Hilarious Books of Our Time
"I heard Catch 22 is really weird and sort of hard to follow, but rather hilarious. I'm currently reading Hitchhiker's Guide, I might be in love with Douglas Adams. He's mine, get stepping. Although Gatsby did not seem as humorous to…"
Nov 15, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Anusha Thotakura's blog post Top 5 Favorite YouTubers
"For me, Youtube is a jumbled mess of quirky musicians and hilariously moronic gamers, with a touch of techy people. However, I do certainly use it for poetry and other semi-English related videos. But admittedly, mostly music, gaming, and tech stuff."
Nov 15, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Johnny Whitfield's blog post From Finding a New Home to Returning to Old Ones to Getting Stronger
"I thought the movie version was very well done indeed. But there were a few little moments that weren't essential to the plot that I really liked in the book, but didn't make the cut for the movie. And "My Town" really made me…"
Oct 22, 2013
Johnny Whitfield commented on Jakub Nowak's blog post FACEBOOK: My Love/Hate Relationship with Social Networking
"There are definitely some people who get hooked or obsessed with Facebook, but me and many others use it as a resource more than a tool of procrastination or unwillingness to do something. I use it for homework help, keeping connecting with people…"
Oct 22, 2013

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Second Look at Fahreheit

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

In Freshman year, like most everyone else, I read Fahrenheit 451 in my English class. I found myself enjoying it a lot, but I also felt like I could have been more invested and immersed if I had the pressure of having to be tested on it removed. So recently, I decided I'd give another look at this classic novel, and I was not disappointed whatsoever. For those of you who don't know Fahrenheit, or those that might not remember the story too well, it's a novel written by Ray…

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The Age-Old Question I Can't Stop Wondering About

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:34am 0 Comments

Recently, I reread one of my favorite books to date, The Hunger Games. It was a book very close to my heart, as I love darker stories and it was one of the few novels I actually wanted to read beginning to end. However, upon rereading it, a question kept coming back into my head: How does this compare to the movie version? There are certainly strengths and faults on both sides, but what exactly were they? I realized, after much contemplation, that I need to write out my thoughts in a…

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Douglas Adams is a Genius

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:37pm 0 Comments

After countless recommendations and many intriguing references, I have finally started reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I may only be a few chapters into it, but I already adore it. Adams uses such an odd and very likable writing style, that bizarrely cuts into explanations of the world in the story. It cleverly weaves in the exposition necessary to understand what's really happening, and not overwhelm the reader by saying everything at once. I have only read of the…

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From Finding a New Home to Returning to Old Ones to Getting Stronger

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:30pm 7 Comments

In the three books I've read this summer, they all had a consistent message that carried through the whole story that added a great deal of depth to them. For example, in Buddy Wakefield's Live for a Living, there was a feeling in several passages of returning to the place you came from, as if he felt nostalgic about his hometown or is past. Although I've been in the same town and house…

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