Elias's Writing Portfolio
During our poetry unit, we had the privilege to collaborate with graphic design students from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Each graphic designer set out to design forms and distribute our poems in unique ways that addressed the central message of each poem. Below you can see my poem’s design by Brandon. Enjoy!
As a class we recently finished reading the Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor. This book tells the story of a Black family during the 1950’s during the civil rights movement. These diaries were written by students from the perspective of one member of this family, either ‘lois, the youngest daughter, father, or mother as the family faces discrimination, segregation, and racism.
Boom! One time I was going to Boston .We were going to a hotel which I was happy about but the next day it was time to leave so we left and Boom! We bang the car hard but we were good but then a truck had to pick us up then we had to wait for like 4 hours so then my moms friend picked us up. Then we went to some places then we went to many many many places. We went to see if they mite let us do something i had no idea about which was so weird so then i think then we went home we went to go take a break in hours beds then we went outside to go play with our friend.Then we went inside to see some movies but my brother went to play some fortnite then we took a shower we brush our teeth and then we went to watch TV. Then we went to go play outside then we went to bed.
It was a sunny Saturday morning. My big sister and I were sitting on the couch in the living room with my baby sister. We were watching SpongeBob on the TV. All of a sudden, my baby sister put her hands on the couch. Then she slid her arm out and put her legs on the floor. I turned to my big sister and said, “did you see that!?” We were both shocked! I brought some of her favorite toys into the living room and put them on the floor so she could crawl to them. I was so happy when she learned to crawl. Later that day we went to Walmart to buy her some more toys so she could play with them. My baby sister can now crawl up the stairs and it is so annoying because one time boom!! She banged her head so we put a gate so she doesnt bang her head so she doesn't cry but she still bangs her head because she can't go up the stair so when she cant go up stairs boom!! She bangs her head so she starts crying.