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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
Feb 17, 2014
Jeemin Sim commented on Melissa Chyan's blog post What's in that Box?
"I've read this book too, and I loved it! And the way age works, the children/teens always want to grow up, and the adults always want to go back. Of course, there would be exceptions - and I wouldn't want to grow up either: everything…"
Jan 6, 2013
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Nostalgia

            I believe a blog about this book is a great way to end the year. I almost regret buying this book because I now must hunt down the rest of this series. Avalon: Web of Magic, Circles in the Stream by Rachel Roberts is a great fantasy novel.            The story takes place in Stonehill, Pennsylvania where twelve-year-old Emily Fletcher has just moved to. Her mother is the local veterinarian and she loves to help animals more than anything. One day Adriana Charday, from the Wildlife…See More
May 30, 2012
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May 30, 2012
Robbie Ng commented on Melissa Chyan's blog post Look Back, Take a Step Forward
"This year, not only English, has been fun and exciting. Some parts of it, like history, I can't wait to be done with, but English with Mr. Anderson will definitely be something I will miss"
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Katie Prochilo's blog post Symbols: Purposeful or just because?
"I think authors put intentional symbols in stories. I know I do. But a lot of times the reader will make a connection that the writer never even thought about. There are also times when my own symbols are never picked up. One thing that bothers me…"
May 28, 2012
Annie Parng commented on Melissa Chyan's blog post Look Back, Take a Step Forward
"I agree with you! Sophomore year has been an exciting year. Sure we had awesome times and also the not so awesome times, but it sure was an awesome ride getting up to this point. This year introduced AP classes to me and I also made new friends.…"
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Julia Schaumann's blog post What Some People Don't Know...
"This is a great post. I guess I'm not alone when I question my own social actions. I try not to care about what other people think of me, but I'm very self-conscious around my friends. I'm always worried about losing them and I often…"
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan replied to Briana Michaels's discussion Whats your favorite type of poetry?
"My favorite type of poetry tends to be free verse. I like extended metaphors and personifications. Most of my poems are also metaphors or symbolism. I enjoy seeing things from different perspectives."
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan replied to Samantha Lifson's discussion Lyrics vs. Quotes
"Hmm....it's rather interesting; I tend to not pay attention to lyrics in music. I suppose that habit has surfaced due to me listening to songs of various languages. I see book quotes and song lyrics as the same thing. They are strings of words.…"
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan replied to Gabe's discussion Your favourite word or work?
"Hmmmm manga counts? Do video games count as literary works, too? Because my all time favorite story that I always come back to is Kingdom Hearts. It weaves the Disney and Final Fantasy styles together so beautifully. The game also ties to my…"
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Kathleen Tresnowski's blog post Memorizing Lyrics > Memorizing School Subjects
"I think this will definitely work. We use songs in Spanish class to remember vocabulary. Repetition and tune tends to catch our attention."
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Ben Haugh's blog post The Drowning City
"This book sounds very interesting. I already like anything about spies; add fantasy to it, too? I'm definitely reading it this summer! Thanks for sharing~."
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Nathan Dolan's blog post New generation of testing?
"I'm not so sure about the future of testing but I do have some opinions about the testing now. Most of the time we are happy to hear that a test will be multiple choice questions. That usually means scan-tron. I used to be glad, too. But…"
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Rebecca Freeman's blog post Fourth Quarter Independent Reading: The Book Thief
"I think The Book Thief is my all time favorite book. I love how different it is from others and I enjoy books revolving around the topic of World War II."
May 28, 2012
Melissa Chyan commented on Hanlin Mok's blog post Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
"Ooooh. I saw this book at a store once and told myself to look it up when I got home. I had completely forgotten about it until I read your blog. Now I'm really hooked! Thanks for sharing!"
May 28, 2012

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Nostalgia

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

 

           I believe a blog about this book is a great way to end the year. I almost regret buying this book because I now…

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Look Back, Take a Step Forward

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 7:13pm 2 Comments

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One of the Best

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 11:05pm 14 Comments

 

          One word: intense. H-o-l-y c-o-w. This book has made it to my favorites list. It’s up there on the top shelf right next to The Book Thief. It is also the book that has got me back into reading. I’m usually a pretty slow reader, and it took me about a week or so to read this one. But I read the last two-thirds of this book in three days. I also missed dinner because I couldn’t bear the thought of setting…

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A Chance at Freedom

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

   

   

    I read The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, who is also the author of Because of Winn-Dixie. I don’t remember much of that story, except that it was good. The Tiger Rising was no less. Every word in this short book left a powerful impact.…

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