Courage Reflection of “Out of My Mind”

Courage is a word

that has many meanings

Courage is all around

us sometimes we never notice,

playing a sport you never

have takes Courage,

standing up for what is right

takes Courage.


Courage can be as powerful

As hitting a homerun,

Courage can be as easier than giving

Someone a compliment,

To be Courageous it just takes a little effort.

Literary Responce

There are many ways Melody changed in “Out of My Mind”. For a start, is that Melody gets to sit in a normal classroom. She was so nervous she felt like hiding.” We were going to be in regular classroom.” Following this, is that Melody gets a Medi-Talker. A Medi-Talker is machine that helps people speak. She is so surprised she felt her mind almost explode.” Most importantly,under about a mile of bubble-wrap,there it is the Medi-Talker.” Lastly, Melody tries out for the Quiz Team. The Quiz Team is a group of smart people and they compete against other schools and they answer questions and try to get them right. She feels like she is going to rock that tryout. “Maybe not, but you’ve got the fastest strongest brain in that school, and you are going to try out for the quiz team next week.” Those we’re ways Melody changed in “Out of My Mind”.

Sharon Draper’s Writing

Here are somethings that I like about Sharon Draper’s writing.One thing that I like was that her writing is very detailed and descriptive.”The smell of early-morning coffee is a permanent memory mixed up with the smell of bacon.” The second, is that her story is in first-person.I like it to be first-person because you get to see their imotions and feelings.”I can’t talk.I can’t walk.I can’t feed myself or take myself to the bathroom.” Lastly,she makes her stories seem real. I like books that make me feel like I’m there. “They’d see a girl with dark brown eyes full of curiosity.But one of them is slightly out of whack.Her head wobbles a little.Sometimes she drools.” Those were some things about Sharon Draper’s awesome writing.

Earth Day

Environmental Protection Agency

April 22 is when it’s celebrated

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch 3 hours of television

The plastic garbage kills at least one million creatures in the ocean each year

Hayes built a national staff of 85 to premote events across the land

Denis Hayes took Earth Day international in 1990

About 200 million people in 141 countries participated in this event in 1990

Yearly there are 14,000,000,000 pounds of garbage thrown into the ocean

Child Labor

I do not like child labor because children are to young to go off on there own and work in a factory . The people who made kids go work in factories are making a kid do a mans job. I heard that they worked six days a week and 12-14 hours a day. Some kids even died from them doing their job. They also lost limbs from being cut. The coal miners would get sick from all the dust in the caves. When the girls where working they lost some of there fingers from the needles. One last thing when the girls where sewing the bosses would lock the door so they would not try to leave.

The President

I want to be the President because it leads the Executive Branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States.The President of the United States is considered one of the most powerful people.You have to be thirty-five years old to become president.You even get to live in the White House.That is why I want to be president.