In the book, Fish In A Tree by  Lynda Mullaly Hunt the character Ally Nickerson has dyslexia which is a disability that is characterized by difficulty reading. Since she has this disability she gets bullied and made fun of. She uses a strategy of getting in trouble to get away from the reading and writing. I think this affects how she interacts with the world and people in it because it makes people think bad of her because she avoids reading and writing in ways that embarrass herself. I also think because she does not tell anyone about her disability she feels very alone and she feels no one can help her because she doesn’t tell anyone. I think she is very pessimistic because she doesn’t trust people can help her. have a prediction because of her disability and how she gets bullied she is more sympathetic towards animals and other people.I think when she is alone she gets sad thinks badly of herself.I also think she wishes someone would understand her.

A Long Walk To Water

In my class, we are reading a book called A Long Walk To Water. Leadership is very important in this book. I think to have good effective leadership you have to have a certain skill set and things to make you stand out. In the book we are reading, the main character’s uncle has that certain skill-set and things to make him stand out. One of the skills he has is  he knows how to divide things between people and not be greedy. This is very useful because if your greedy that then you’ll hog everything and no one will respect you. Another skill leaders need to have is a way to boost and encourage their teammates are people who they are leading. In this book the leader encourages the protagonist because they have to walk a lot so he breaks it up things a little steps by saying things like oh walk to that tree then after that he says oh you have to walk to that bush and eventually they made it very far, which shows that he has the skill set to be a good leader. There’s one more thing good leaders need to have which is something to stand out for example food. in this book the leader has a weapon which he can use to protect them and get food. 

I think the protagonist Salva has some of these good qualities because he has a fair mind and if he hunted something he would always share with the whole group. I also noticed the protagonist is very giving and he would give away his water if he had to and water is very scarce where they were.He demonstrates these leadership by being very empathetic and would never move on without someone.Another thing that makes Salva an exceptional leader is his determination.In the non fiction book Salva goes through a lot of problems including people that he cared about dying but he powered through it. Now he is leading the nonprofit organization Water for Sudan and made the quote “Keep walking”. 


Salvas strategy to take things bit by bit could help anyone in their life. This strategy is very good because if you were stressed and you still had to complete hard assignment like an essay you coul that could help you get a lot of work done and make you want to keep going.This can help you because you can keep pushing when you feel that you can’t go any further.This strategy can also help you have more faith in yourself. 

Perseverance  is really important in this story but also in life.I think perseverance  is very important in life because it can help you never give up if you are in a tough situation.This is also very important because you cannot move on without perseverance. For example if I am playing a sport and I miss a shot I won’t give up if I have perseverance.



Gol questions

Gol is a cow, but Katherine Applegate (author of Home of The Brave) also uses her as a symbol. How does Gol represent Kek’s past, present, and possibly his future?   

I think Gol takes Kek back to  some of his memories because he was a herder in his old life and so was his family. When he hugs his cow he remembers some of his memories with cows and memories with his family. I think the cow helps him like a camera because it brings him back like i said and since he does not have a phone he cant take photos so the cow is his camera. I think cows are a symbol of Keks future because it gives Kek hope.I think Gol gives Kek what he needs to stay not so depressed because it brings him back to his old life. Kek has a future with Gol because Gol I think is like keks daughter because Kek cares for her so much.  I wonder if Kek will ever see Gol again? Will Keks mom ever come to see Gol. 

The future of zoos

I think zoos should exist because they help entertain people and you can learn about animals. some text evidence is when the text says  ,” but the kids did not panic”, they laughed.That is evidence because It shows they are entertained. Another example is if  you got lost and saw a spider that was harmful you would not know it was harmful. That is why zoos should stay.I hope you agree.


I am going to be writing about how Star girl gets power in the book parts that we have read. in the book every body in the school is like all the person who is popular so everybody is the same.At the start of the book she is the one who is different and they think she is”fake”. After that everybody thinks she is going to quit her differences but she dose not. I thought this would be a struggle that she does not  fit in but she just ignores it.The next thing that happened was in a football game at halftime she dances and performs until everybody claps at the person who they thought was so weird at the startNow I think some other people will start to be different like her because they always follow the person who has power and Star girl has it now.I also think their will be a possibility Star girl changes to be like all of them because after that Star girl becomes a cheerleader and wears  the same clothes as all the other cheerleaders witch is not usual for Star girl. That is how she gets power in the story.

Reading- bridge to terabithia

Leslie died and I feel like all the thoughts Jess had about what Leslie and him are crushed because Leslie died.I also think Jess would be very sad Some text evidence that JessImage result for bridge to terabithia had dreams that are crushed is when the book says Leslie could teach  me how to swim. I also think that he would be sad  because when his dad says Leslie died he is in shock . I think his dreams are crushed because he could have had a very long relationship with Leslie. I am sad because if I think about what Jess and Leslie going to Terabithia I feel like they could have done that a lot and lived a happy life . after all I said I know everyones life comes to a end no matter who it is. On the other hand I think nobody should die that young.

Reading Bridge To Terabithia

I think it would be hard to have 4 sisters because you probably wont like the same things. I think this because on the play ground in school o always see the boys playing football and the girls doing something else. I also think that because that they would fight allot . It also says in the story my bigger sisters despised me ever since I stopped letting them dress me up and wheel me around in their rusty old dog carige.