Janiya's Writing Portfolio

Current Publishing 

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 Tanner. Enjoy! 

Previous Publishings

Copy of Janiya

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. 

Janiya, Rosie.pptx

I was asleep and my mom woke me up i got up on my way to the bathroom i said good morning mom cuz i don't live with my dad  i go to his house on the weekend i said morning deja i brushed my teeth and got dressed i went outside to the bus stop and went in the bus and fell asleep i woke up and went in the school in my mind i thought i hate school i just hope i don't get bullied again.I \was in the middle of class it was almost the end of the day then  miss.smith said time for your last class i got up  went in the line i waited for everyone to get in the line for PE we went to PE and did activities at the end of class we went back to our classroom.I went in the classroom ands got my bag i went to the bus and when the bus arrived to my house a ran inside and i putted my backpack down and opened the zipper Zip! I got out my books and read for 30 minutes.When i was done i putted it back in my backpack and got dressed and i putted on a sweatshirt and short pants cuz in Virginia its hot i was done getting dressed and i waited for my dad when he came i ran into the cafe and said bye to my sister’s.My dad drove home Vroom Vroom! When we arrived home i went to my room and packed some stuff cuz it was only for 3 days my dad already packed my close.We waited for my dads  girlfriend and then when she arrived home i went in the car when they went in the car we drove all night to Virginia they kept stopping to get food and to switch who drives.The next day we arrived at the hotel and went to our room and unpacked i went on my huge bed while my dad and his girlfriend had to sleep on the other bed together i said we finally arrived at the hotel ima just take a long nap my dad laughed and Said tomorrow we will explore the town.We ate lunch and relaxed and it was finally night.I said goodnight and they fell asleep quick i didn't cuz i don't really feel comfortable in a hotel but i fell asleep in the end  in the morning i yawned and said good morning they said good morning we got breakfast and we went to ihop for breakfast my dad had pancakes and i had pancakes sausage i don't remember the rest i got with it but i did have some ham with it to we left a tip and left.When we left we were gonna go to the hotel to get in our swim suits to go to the beach we did that so we can explore town to cuz the beach is in the middle of town i said  are u guys ready yet my dad said no but i was only going in the water they were gonna stay in the sand but when we got to the town when we went in town first we saw my dads girlfriend teshels cousin idk who it was her niece or cousin but i think it was her niece  when we saw them we walked to a food place and i got fried oreos and pizza with some lemonade.

They have to go to there house but we were gonna go to there house but first we went to the beach when we arrived a sign said water closed so we left and explored the town we saw a huge candy shop we went inside and got candy the place was called candy king i got macaroon i said can i please have a chocolate and vanilla macaroon they said they ran out so i got a orange and  strawberry macaroon and left we explored  more and then we left to the hotel we got dressed and it got dark so we went to bed  i couldn't sleep cuz my dad was snoring all night !Snore! All night i watched tv all night so i can fall asleep and i did i woke up we all got dressed and went to the car to go get breakfast my dad said were should we go for  breakfast we went do get donuts and drove all the way till the night back home when we arrived i ran to my room and went to sleep.

The Puppy Surprise!

I went in my room to get dressed, I put  on my jeans “Zip, zip!”, to go to my dads house and after I got dressed i waited for him to pick me up he called me ring ring! and said he's outside and i went downstairs outside i went in the car and he drove vroom vroom vroom! I heard the loud car . When we arrived home I opened  the door wide with the really cold medal handle and it was very cold that I shivered cuz it was very windy and cold Burr ! It was very windy woosh! When i went inside I saw a black and white spotted figure and i went closer i saw a face and it was a cute dog i cried happy tears and hugged my dad a and gave him a big thank u  and when i petted the dog she was very soft and fluffy but she  ran away cuz she was scared of  me she wished she hided  behind my black couch i heard her loud nail Screech! On the wooden floor it made my ears bleed i accidentally  smelled her  dog breath  but i didn't mind it cuz she breathed on my face when i  tried to pick her up again soon in a couple months later i been spending time with her and tried to get her attention she started to get closer with me.