Literary Response

These are some things of how I think the book “Out of my Mind” is realistic fiction. One way is because Melody’s condition Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a permanent movement disorder. “She has Cerebral Palsy, Mrs.Brooks.” Also, the book has realistic settings. Like Mrs. V’s house, Melody’s house, and the elementary school Melody goes to. “Mom made sure Penny was dressed in pretty little outfits everyday, even though she was just going next door to Mrs.V’s house. Another thing is the dialogue seems realistic, how the characters talk and communicate with each other. “I pointed to “need” on my board, then to “read”. Need/read. Need/read. I know you can read a lot of words, Melody, Mrs.V said. Those were some things of how I think the book “Out of my Mind” is realistic fiction.

Sharon Draper’s Writing

These are some things I like about Sharon Draper. In the book she uses very descriptive writing. Here are some examples, “ It was white and soft and just the right size for chubby baby fingers to pick up.” “ Bluebirds fly all over a sky with perfect white clouds. “ Her book is realistic fiction and you know this because she makes it like Melody’s condition could happen to someone in real life. Sharon Draper has good knowledge on Cerebral Palsy. Here are some sentences. “ I can’t walk. I can’t talk. I can’t feed myself or take myself to the bathroom.” “ She has Cerebral Palsy. “Those were some things I like about Sharon Draper’s writing. 

Earth Day

Earth Day celebrated worldwide

Air that’s clean

Rid of pollution

Twenty second of April

Helping endangered animals

Drinking fresh water

Amazing place to live

Year after year helping the world become a better place

Opinion on Child Labor

In my opinion I think child labor is unfair and not right. Little girls and boys should not have to go everyday and be at risk of dying, from dust, disease, and dangerous machines. Learning about child labor has made me appreciate my life so much more. Locking children in rooms to work for 12 hours, or more is mean. I’m so thankful that the world has changed and we don’t have to be locked up for such a long time, and do that hard work everyday.

The Legislative Branch (Senate)

The Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together form the United States Congress. The House has many powers including the power to impeach federal officals and elect the president in case of an electoral collage tie. Being a Senate would be the job I would like to have if i had to work in the Legislative branch. Voters elect 2 senators from each state, regardless of population size. Senates are elected every 6 years. They make elections staggered so that both senators from their state are not elected at the same time. A  senates job is to vote and/or write on new law “bills”. A senate represents their state and the population in the state. Being a senator would be what I would want to be if I worked in the Legislative Branch.