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We had to answer questions about a book called "The Outsiders" and these are the an
Outsiders Questions

         What it means to be an outsider is to not fit in all the time, to not be normal or square. If you are a nerd or not considered “cool” you might call yourself an outsider. But it is different for everyone.

         I think that “Nothing Can Stay Gold” is true. I think it is true because if I had a hundred lollipops, the first one is going to be the most special and the best. After a while it might get boring and you might not appreciate it as much as the first time.

         The lesson that I have learned from this book is not too stereotypical. If you see someone you cant judge him or her on how they look. They might be totally different in the inside.


These are goals that I have for my-self for the term. I think I am doing well at them and practicing them to get better at them.
3 goals for the term:

1.  To practice reading my work before turning it in

2. To get better at writing essays

3. To not over think questions 


This is my Hair and Fire Poem. This Poem says how these two things are alike.

Hair and Fire

Has an attitude of its own

Much like a volcano that explodes

Untamed and wild,

Beautiful and scary

It can be red or brown

Maybe blonde, Short or long,

Blasting and burning, always moving

Its different and unique, some times hot, sometimes messy

A child who doesn’t follow the rules and plays with matches,

The ground will burn and mess is made

All just in the name of a new day

A new hairstyle has begun today.

This is my Mandala. In my mandala is my dog at the top. His name is Oliver. I put him in there because he is very special to me. I Also put a horse because I was a horse back rider for a long time. I put Grammys on the side in yellow because I am going  to the Grammy award show. The lady bug is there for my best friend Lydia. I have been best friends with her for ten years and her nick name is Lydiebug. I have a pool and a mermaid tail because when I was little  me and Lydia would play mermaids in her pool. The trampoline is there because I love to play on it and have a had good memories on it. The writing in black is my Tiffany & Co. ring that I got for my 13th birthday and I love it. The key in purple represents a close family friends and their last name is Keyes. The American Idol sign is there because it is a show that my Dad and I watch together and he has took me to the show three times.
  This is my Outsiders Essay:

             Bravery is when someone helps someone elseor something in a scary or frightening situation. He or she does something specialfor someone. She or he can rescue people from a fire, stand up for someone whois in need, or climb up a tree to save a kitten. People who are brave are likeMr. Incredible who helps save cities and his family.  Johnny, in the book the TheOutsiders by S.E. Hinton, has bravery.


            Johnnyhas bravery when he tells Pony boy to stay gold. He is lying in the bed becausehe has been burned really badly in a fire, while Ponyboy is trying to savechildren. Ponyboy is in the room , and Johnny is lying on the bed. Johnny looksat Ponyboy and tells him, “Stay gold, Ponyboy stay gold”,(pg.148). He tells himthis because Ponyboy had told him a poem called “Nothing Can Stay Gold” by RobertFrost He is brave there because he saves the kids lives but scarifies his own.

            whenJohnny saves the kids from the fire, he shows bravery.

Johnny and Ponyboy where hiding in an old abandon church.They left for lunch. When they came back and the church was on fire, a schoolbus  children, and parents aregathered around it. They run up to the parents and started talking to a man. Awomen runs up and

tells the man that some of the kids are missing. The parentthinks the kids are playing on the hill, but the other parents tell her thatshe already looked there. Then they all hear screaming from the burningbuilding. Johnny and Ponyboy jump in the burning building. Then Ponyboy andJohnny find the kids and Johnny tells them ,“we’re go’ in to get you out!”(pg.92).Here Johnny shows bravery because he is going to get the kids out of theburning building.


            Theway Johnny shows bravery is how he kills the Soc. Johnny and Ponyboy are at thepark at two in the morning. They see the Soc’s blue mustang , and they knowthere is going to be trouble.  Thesoc’s start to drown Ponyboy in the fountain near by. Johnny see’s that Ponyboyis drowning , and can’t catch his breath. Johnny picks up and blade next to himand kills one of the soc’s. Ponyboy wakes up and asks Johnny if he killed one.“Yeah”… “I had to. They were drowning you, Pony. They might have killed you.And they had a blade. They were gonna beat me up…”, Johnny says (pg.57). Johnnyis brave because he saves Ponyboy’s life.

            Johnnyin the book The Outsiders is brave. He is brave because he saves childrenin a fire, when he kills a Socs ,and when he tells Ponyboy to stay gold. Johnnyis brave because he saves Ponyboy’s life. If Johnny hadn’t been there and savedponyboy from the socs ponyboy probably wouldn’t have lived. I was brave when Irode a Ferris wheel because I am scared of heights. Because of this ,I haveshown  myself that heights aren’tso scary, and I can conquer my fears.

   This is my ekphrastic poem. I wrote this poem about an Island that I found on Google Earth!

           Head Hunter Island

           The tropical wind blows

            The lemon green trees

            Dents on the rocky surface

            Make it majestic and old

            Clear surface of the water

             Reflects on your face

            Crabs and fish

            Salvage for food below

             All the creatures

            Call this island home

            There are no sandy shores

            Only rocky edges

            There are islands in the distance

             But this island stands alone

            The colors explode

            On this canvas

            Of tropical delight.


This is my English page. I will be post thing from class, like poems, stories, and essays. Some other work I will be posting is my Outsiders Essay,Gloster Poems, Ekphrastic poems and Mandala. Feel free to comment!