2007/9/27-Esperanza Rising

  • what happened  ->    When Esperanza and Isabel got to their home, it was very dark. They washed their faces and was ready to sleep. When they were lying on the floor, Isabel asked Esperanza about the life in Mexico. Espernaza answered everything but she felt deep pain because she missed her house, friends and all of the other things in Mexico where she lived with the full of happiness. Next day was Isabel’s first school day, therefore, Esperanza had to take care of two babies. Isabel commended a lot of things for the babies and she did it correctly. But there was three plums which looked very delicious so she gave it to two babies and they liked it much. And they went to asleep with Esperanza. When Esperanza was in a sleep, the babies were feeling bad and throw out all the things. Esperanza was so surprised and kept washed the babies. Then she remembered about the rice water. When she was young, her servant gave her a rice water when she was sick. Therefore she gave them and they felt better. The babies liked Esperanza a lot. Next day, all of the sudden a dust storm occurred so everybody went in. Esperanza was worrying about Isabel and the other people include her mom who were staying at outside. Fortunately, they were fine. A week has passed and the grapes were all harvested. All things were going well but Esperanza’s mom looked seriously pale.
  • what will happen next?  ->I think Esparanza’s mother will have such a big illness which can not be cured. Therefore, everyone will be in the sad mood.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->I felt very sorry for Esperanza for all of the unfortunate happenings and I hope everything will be better as soon as possible.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  -> I would make daddy to come back to Esparenza’s family as a surprise.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I just want to ask her how would she feel like when she thought about her father and the past life in Mexico.
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    September 27, 2007. 1. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/21-Esperanza Rising

  • what happened  ->
  •   Esperanza and her related people stopped eating their lunch and rode the truck again. While they were going, Esperanza saw the grape land with the full of grapes. There were too much that she could not even see the end point of the land. When they stopped the main place where Esparanza, her mom and her servants can get a cabin to sleep and stay, she mat one girl who’s name was Marta. She asked Esparanza who you are and Isabel told her about Esparanza. Suddenly, Marta said her daddy died because of the person like Esparanza’s father. Esperanza was so mad at the rudeness of Marta. Isabel told about the campus where they can work, and rode the truck again to their cabin.

       When they arrived, Esparanza really did not like the bathroom and the room where they can stay in. The bathroom was so dirty that she did not want to use. Also she had to sleep with her four servants and her mom. Next day, she saw her mom being ready to go out and pack the grpes so that the master of the cabin would reduce the money that they had to pay. Esparanza dreamed all the things happened right now would be all dream.

  • what will happen next?  ->
  • I think Esparanza would run away from her mom and the United States and go to Mexico where she lived.

  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->
  • I felt very sorry for her. However, if I was her, I would accept this happening and work hard as much as I can. But she is not acting like that so I was frustrating when I was reading.

  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  ->
  •  I would make daddy to come back to Esparenza’s family as a surprise.

  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->
  • I just want to ask her what’s the difference between the environment in Mexico and the United States?

    September 21, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/20-Esperanza Rising

  • what happened  -> Finally, Esperanza, her mom, and other servants were arrived in the United States. She was so scared when they were checking their nationality, becuase she thought that her uncle might be coming. But they were okay. When Esperanza and her mom were done, they waited for other people but they did not come out. They were able to take a train fortunately. When they arrived in L.A., they met the family of Migue and they explained about their family to Esperanza’s family. They are the big family with the various people. While they were going, they stopped in a certain place to eat a lunch. There was a grass and Esperanza lied down and as daddy told her since when she was young, she lied down and listend to the breathing sound of the planst but she could not hear since daddy died. Suddenly, Migue came and encouraged Esperanza.
  • what will happen next?  ->I think she and her family will have such a hard time in the United State becuase of the different environement.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->It was very interesting and I like this story for many reasons, especially, when the story astonishes me.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  ->I would make daddy to come back to Esparenza’s family as a surprise.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I just really encourage Esperanza because I know how it feels when someone died whi are closed to you.
  • September 20, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/19-Esperenza Rising

  • what happened  -> Esparanza, her mother, and other servants were riding a train to go to the United States.  Esparanza saw a lot of peasants who are very poor. She was not a peasant but lived in a high class, therefore, she was unfamiliar with the peasants with a dirty face. When she looked at outside, whatever she saw made her to think about her family, father, and good memories in her hometown, the little girl who was peasant was having Esperanza’s important doll which father gave her. She could give the doll to the little girl but this doll was not allowed because it was her father’s last present. Suddenly she cried so Esperanza’s mom made the little doll for the little girl and she suddenly smiled. Also they met a woman who lost her husband like Esperanza’s mom and they talked about all the thing and shared their hard time. Esperanza experienced a lot of things. 
  • what will happen next?  ->They will arrive at the United State, but I think their uncle will find them and punish them.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->It was interesting and the emotion of Esperanza was very realistic to me.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  ->I would put one girl who’s age is same as Esperanza’s. Therefore, they can play each other in the boring train.
  • might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I want to ask Esperanza’s mother how do you feel like when you try to run away from your father’s brother ?
  • September 19, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/18-Esperanza Rising

  • what happened  ->Now, Esperanza and her mother are trying to be ready for their trip. They got a clothe from the clothe collection which was given to the poor people. Esperanza was feeling very bad because she did not wear those clothes before. She was being so confused as her environment has changed. Her mom told her uncle who is bad that she is going to marry him which was liying. Therefore, her uncle said he is going to make a garden again and give some money and wagon so that she can travel to her relatives which was actually for running away. Therefore, he said okay. Few days later, in the middle of sleeping, her mother woke her up and they rode the wagon to catch the train. Uncle has a lot of spies that they had to be careful. When they were almost close to the city, Esperanza felt so wierd that it was too crowded that they could steal money or materials. Her mom made her to be comfortable and they kept going.
  • what will happen next?->They will arrive at the United State. However, their uncle will be very mad and will try to find Esperanza’s mom.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read?->I feel very sorry for her but I also think that it might be a good experience for her to go to the new place rather than staying in one particular place.
  • any questions you might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?->What are you guys going to do if your uncle found you and try to punish all of you ?
  • September 18, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/17-Esperanza Rising

  • what happened  ->Since Esoeranza’s dad died, her families and all of her dad’s freidns were in a sad mood. They discussed about the marriage with the uncle who is the high person inMexico. Esperanza’s mom did not want to marry him so she denied. At that night, she got a nightmare about the bear trying to hatch her. She was so afraid so woke up. Suddenly, she heard the sound which her mom is calling her. The reason why she called her was that the house was burning because of the fire. All of the people who are in the house are saved but they lost all the thing in the house. Suddenly, her uncle came and said he will build such a nice house again when mom marries him and he also said a lot of things to her which he was trying to convince her. Therefore, her mom said that she will consider about it. Uncle was very delighted and left. As soon as he left, all of the family members discussed about it and the result was to leave the country Mexico and going to the United States to run away from uncle.
  • what will happen next?->They will arrive at the United State. However, their uncle will be very mad and will try to find Esperanza’s mom.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read?->It was very exciting to see the flow of the story. I feel so sorry for her and if I was her, I would be in a sad mood so that I would not talk to anybody but I think Esperanza is very bright.
  • any questions you might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?->I want to ask uncle that why is he that selfish.
  • September 17, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/14-Esperanza Rising

  • what happened  ->Esparenza lives in Mexico and has a lot of family members close to her family. She lives in the countryside harving grapes. She became a lady so her generous and good dad told her to try to harve grapes. Therefore, every neighbors came out and harve the grape because it was the grape season. Tomorrow is her birthday, and every birthday, her friends and family members made her to be happy. She was waiting for her birthday a lot. The night right before her birthday, dad always went outside with her to walk, but at that day, there was no father. He did not come to his house even it was late. All of the relevants came and worried about Esperanza’s father. Suddenly, one car was coming which was relevant and said the bad news that her daddy died while he was working. All of the relevants except for the brothers of father were in a sad mood. Especially Esperanza and her mom. After that happened, father’s brother told her mom that this house and all the grapes are his property. And also forced her mom to marry him just because Esperanza’s mom was kind and famous for kindness that he can elected in the election. However, her mom said no, but they are in a sad mood.
  • what will happen next?->Father’s brother will ask to marry one more time to give a chance but mom will say no. Therefore, Esperanza’s family will be in a bad mood with the control of her father’s brother.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read?->It was very sad.. I have not imagined about my dad dying. But when I read this book, I felt like my dad died and it was very interesting to know each character’s deep thought.
  • any questions you might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?->I want to know more about Esperanza’s feelings when dad dies on her birthday.
  • September 14, 2007. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

    2007/9/13-The story of the treasure seekers (Last)

  • what happened  -> One day, the visitor came who was the Indian uncle. Children’s father said that he is going to do the big business with their uncle. When he came, he looked very poor and looked like a cold person. Therefore, children told their uncle to come tomorrow and have a lunch with them. He agreed to come tomorrow. Next day, the uncle came to children’s house at 1′ o clock and had a lunch together. He very enjoyed it and liked it. Next day, one coach came to children’s house with a lot of pretty boxes. Children were very curious but it was for them! Indian uncle very liked them that they bought a lot of presents and also invited them to his house. Therefore, children went to his house and realized that Indian uncle is not poor but rich and having such a big house. He invited all other related friends to eat dinner together and also asked children and their father to live in his house together so they agreed. They learned a lot of lessons and not any more a treasure seekers.
  • what will happen next?  ->They will be rich and have a good education so that they can a lot of things by their uncle.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->It was interesting and the ironic situation was very nice.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  ->I want to write more about one person’s deep thought which entertains the readers a lot.
  • any questions you might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I want to ask all of the children how can you be brave like that to go to the newspaper company and sell your poems.
  • September 13, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/12-The story of the treasure seekers

  • what happened  -> Oneday, the little boy H.O. had a thought that they could get the money by acting. Therefore, in that village, there was a rich male who live next, they decided to make a plan that release their dog which is very tough and make the dog to attack the tich male. And they tried to act like they are saving that male. After their decision has maken, they went out and actually did it. But the rich male realized that this situation was planned by children. Therefore, he got so angry that he was alsmost called the police but he forgave all of the children because they were innocent. When they got to their home, they heard some strange sound from their father’s room. There was a person who was robber. Children tried to call the police but the robber was so kind that they did not call the police. When they were talking each other, they heard the sound of person moving on the upstaris, therefore, the robber said he will go and he went. There was a robber! They tried to call the police but the robber was too poor that they did not call but tried to wait until their dad comes. However, the robber went out all of the sudden and said thank you for saving. All of the sudden, their father came and said that the first robber is his old friend. All of the children was laughing because they were tricked by their father’s friend.
  • what will happen next?  ->I think they will keep try to collect money to help their father.
  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read? ->The story tells the important thing to learn for us every single situation.
  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?  ->I will write more about people’s feeling which makes us the story to be interesting rather than only writing what was happened.
  • any questions you might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?  ->I want to ask all of the children how can you be brave like that to go to the newspaper company and sell your poems.
  • September 12, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

    2007/9/11-The story of the treasure seekers

  • what happened  -> There are a big family with many daughters and sons. Their mom died and they are living with their father, but their father’s business got in to the bad mood. Therefore, they are not rich that they did not have enough money to buy new furnitures. One day, they were discussing how to get the money. There were many opinions but they chose the final decision which is to dig the ground. While they were digging, Albert, the person who lives next came. Therefore, they asked hime to help them. Suddenly, he went in to the hole, so they took him out. Something was twinkling under the ground! They found the money! They considered what to do with that money, and the final decision was to go to the newspaper company and sell Noel’s poems, while they were in the train, they met the famous poem writer. She saw their poems and said it is really good. When they arrived, the boss of the newspaper company saw the poems and gave much money to the children. After that happened, they played in the park with the princess but they did not know that she was the princess at first. They were playing robber game. The prisoner was Albert so they sent the letter to his uncle to take some money. Therefore, his uncle came and gave a little amount of money from the pocket.
  • what will happen next?
  •    ->I think they will keep try to collect money to help their father.

  • how did you feel about the parts you have just read?
  •  ->I think some stories are kind of do not make sense and not really interesting to me.

  • if there is anything to change, how would you change it?
  •   ->I will write more about people’s feeling which makes us the story to be interesting rather than only writing what was happened.

  • any questions you might want to ask the writer or the characters in the story?
  •   ->I want to ask all of the children how can you be brave like that to go to the newspaper company and sell your poems.

    September 11, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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