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Open Letter

Alrighty, I’m finally done with my rough draft of my open letter. The letter addresses my concerns of the Balanced Literacy program being used in gradeschool. While I think it may be an effective methodology for high school, and even middle school, I don’t think it is efficient at the elementary level. This letter was …

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Farewell to Manzanar

Just finished up my essay on the book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki. It discussed life during the Japanese internment during WWII after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I always knew about this type of injustice, but had never heard a first-hand story from a primary source. The book is a really easy read …

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

I just finished my essay on Martin Luther King’s response to the “Public Statement of Eight Alabama Clergymen.” King wrote a “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to express his concerns with the Clergymen’s underlying racism in their statement. I wrote an essay illustrating King’s use of ethical, relgious, and emotional appeals and their effect. If you …

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