Jo's Writing Portfolio

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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 Gabe. Enjoy! 


Previous Publishings


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. 

Soleil, Jo, Jowell_.pptx

        Nice Sister?                                                                                                                                   

One day I woke up.I woke up very slow. I woke up slow because I was too tired .  “Please,help me. I'm scared.” I said to myself.  I thought my sister would be rude. She would always scream at me. She screamed “Get out of the room!!!”  because she said it was hers but it was my room too!   She also told me I can't play on her xbox. I always asked to use her school supplies. i said please but she didn't give it to me.It happened because I asked her to use her school supplies and her xbox. But she said NO.I said,why but then i said in spanish ima tell mami.  and that's how she gives me her school supplies and her xbox.She pulled my shirt and said no no no dont tell mom i said then give me your xbox. I said I would play 1 game of fortnite but i played 5 games of fortnite she got so mad at me because I was lying to my sister that i would play 1 game. After i played 5 games i said that, that's what she deserved.

Late to school!!!

 It was a Tuesday morning and I was late to school. “OH NO”!!! I said. My brother had our dog Lulu! He didn't wake me up like he was supposed to. Our dog Lulu woke me up by licking my face.I smelled her breath on my face but it smelled like toothpaste because she has something that brushes her teeth.It felt dry because she didn't have water in her bowl.I woke up my sister. But guess what happened it was 6.00 o'clock. She slapped me.Owww why would you do that because you woke me up at 6.00 we wake up at 7.30. At school I was actually very focused. When I got home from school, I started coming downstairs to eat and Lulu was licking me. She was in love because the only people she loves is me,my brother, and my mom.She loves me and my brother because we always put food for her and walk her outside. I felt like it was a good thing and it was good because she started loving me more so now I love her .