Monday, September 28, 2015

Skype with Author Mariana Llanos

 Mariana Llanos





Today we had a great skype session with author Mariana Llanos. She taught us that it is very important to have an imagination, especially when you write a story.
Please write a short story (like Tristan Wolf) to share with all of us.  Think about where you would like to "take" your readers for an adventure. The story should have at least three paragraphs. (Make sure your story has a beginning, middle and an end).

This assignment is due by Sunday, October 25, 2015


54 comments:

  1. A week In Antarctica



    One day Kris and his family were going to take a flight to Florida. Kris was very excited to go to Florida. Finally that day came. They took their car to the airport. Kris’s younger brother Jay asked their parents where in Florida their going. Their mom told “ we are all going to Disneyland” “It’s an amusement park “ said their dad.


    At last they finally reached the airport and took their luggage and left the car and entered the humongous airport. They quickly went to their gate and drank water and bought snacks and waited. Finally they boarded their plane and the plane zoomed into the air. Everything was fine but one thing. The pilot had just brung a few scientists to Antarctica and in the same mindset, instead of going to Florida, he took the route to Antarctica!! Soon the plane started shiver and the passengers started the get cold. One passengers asked a flight attendant “ why is getting so cold. “ This flight attendant had no idea and replied “ it must be the A/C. “ “ I’ll go off it. “ Just then one passenger opened their window and screamed “ HOLY IS THIS ANTARCTICA !!!”


    A flight attendant came and talked with a soft voice “ sorry our pilot accidently took us to Antarctica. “ Kris couldn’t believe his ears!!!!!

    * * *
    They stayed in Antarctica for a few days. They worked together so everybody had food. They had cool sights to see. Like the penguins and snow. Finally the plane was ready to go. They all sat and soar into the sky. This was a memorable time for Kris that he can never forget.

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    1. Love your imagination! Antarctica seems like such an interesting place for a Tristan Wolf story, don't you think? Keep reading and writing!
      Love,
      Mariana Llanos

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  2. You have a great imagination!


    From,Satvik

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  3. There once was a little girl she dreamt about being a giraffe. One pleasant Spring morning a tall lovely beautiful giraffe was eating some leaves. She loved to run(p.s she is a very fast runner.) She also loved to read all day long. Her name was, Sara Lee. Sarah was a lonely giraffe. She ran through the grass.
    She was happy to live alone sometimes, but then it gets boring after wards.She ate plethora of leaves and grass. She tried different things like dancing and talking but she couldn't talk out loud she only could talk in giraffe language.

    She met this little boy his name was Jack Frosty. After Jack thought of keeping Sarah on his Jack Frosty.She was beautiful.He bring her home it was not a far walk. His mother and father both said yes. She enjoyed and the past few days she sat down and ate. She was tired.From that day on Sarah and Jack lived together always.


    The little girl woke up and she told her parents about her awesome.

    By Yesha

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    1. Yesha,
      This is a really fun dream. There's lots of inspiration we can find in dreams. A good thing to do is keeping a journal by your bedside, so whenever you wake up you can write down your dreams. I like all the details you have in your story. Keep writing and reading!
      Love,
      Mariana Llanos

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  4. Dylan’s Dream

    There was once a boy named Dylan and he had a very weird dream. Dylan would not normally get weird dreams like this one. The dream was about Dylan being a shark in the sea. This dream happened when he was at his cousin’s house. His cousin lives near a beach.

    In his dream he explored the sea. While he was exploring the sea he got to munch on a few fishes. Dylan saw a fishing hook but he was smart enough not to bite it. He warned other sharks but one of them bit the hook. On one occasion he saw a very big shark so he swam very quickly away from it. He was very scared so he went into a little cave. There he saw an eel that looked friendly but it was not. It chased and tried to electrocute him.

    Right before the eel shocked him he jumped up. He was panting. Dylan was startled and very scared.He looked around but his cousin was fast asleep. Then he realized it was all just a very weird dream.

    By Kris Rekha

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    1. This is such a fun dream. I like how you described all the things Dylan felt and did in his dream. Keep reading and writing!
      Love, Mariana Llanos

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  5. Today was Jack’s big day. He was going on a cruise. He got all dressed up and ready to go. Once his family got to the dock he felt a little sea sick. “Papa” he said. “I feel sick”. His dad quickly got him a barf bag. Once he threw up they got on to the cruise. It was GIGANTIC. As soon as his family got onto the ship he asked if he could explore it. His mom said no but that didn’t stop him from
    exploring his room.

    Once the ship started moving Jack’s little sister also felt sea sick. Luckily she didn’t throw up. That would of been a disaster. A few minutes later they got to the first stop but that wasn’t theirs. After that they went to see a performance on the ship. Then they came to the next stop but that wasn’t theirs either. The next stop would change Jack’s whole thought about the ship……….

    This was it, the last stop of the ship and it was Jack’s stop. They were ready to stop at their destination Europe. Then all of a sudden the announcements went on. “We have a problem” said the captain. “ our ship has hit an iceberg. Everybody froze in fear,even Jack’s family. Suddenly there was a scream, and everybody started running around ,screaming and panicking. Jack’s dad led them to the lifeboats where there weren’t many people. “ I thought this cruise was safe” Jack said. “I guess not” said his father as he rushed his family to the closest lifeboat.

    Once they got on,Jack and his father started rowing. Now they were far away so they could see they cruise plunging head first into the water. Suddenly the lights went out on the cruise. It wa a terrifying sight to see their favorite cruise go down. the good part was that there were enough lifeboats for everyone. Once everyone got of the cruise the impossible happened. The ship broke into two pieces! Jack’s family quickly started rowing to get away from the cruise. Now it was the hard part. They had to find a way to Europe.

    They were stranded in the middle of the ocean. Then Jack remembered something. He had brought a map to Europe in case. “Aha” he said “Here it is”. He found the map to Europe and found where they were. Once they found that they started rowing for days and nights. Once they were close enough they could see land. Everyone on the lifeboat started cheering as well as Jack’s family. Once they got to the shore A bunch of people at the beach saw them and rushed them to safety. Once Jack’s family was all cured from the frostbite toes they had they got a ship back home to New Jersey. Luckily this ship got back home safely. Once they got home safely Jack went to tell his friends. They Didn’t believe him but this was a memory Jack wouldn’t forget...

    30 years later, Jack was telling his kids stories when he remembered the cruise. He told his kids the story and this time they believed him. The story was passed on from generation to generation but it truly took a place in Jack’s life.

    By Satvik

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    1. Satvik,
      I like it a lot how you jump right in the story. That's quite an adventure and I think you've managed to tell it in an eloquent way. Great job! Keep reading and writing,
      Love, Mariana Llanos

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  6. Once there was a young child dropped of a boat.When sharks found him they realized they could keep him as his son.His name name was Johnny. When the child was all grown up he realized he had realized he had the ability to breath under water and the sharks thought what an ordinary son. So one final day they taught him how to speak shark language. He learned how to speak and swim with his 3 brothers and sister . When played tag his head almost got bit of. He thought how does my real family look like.

    He slept in a coral house that had oxigin. So let’s say a killer whale tried to eat him the whale would die because of the oxygen.
    One day he looked at his back it had a fin growing he said,”mom dad look I am growing a fin”. They were surprised but then they smelled blood a mammal died they thought it was Jhonny so they started chasing him trying to eat him so he swam as fast as possible then his brothers and sisters chased him. He hid in his house where they could not breathe. Without giving Johnny a chance to talk they took him to the surface and from then on they were his new family.

    He had no food so he starved for an entire week. So he went hunting for shrimp.When he came back his family was there he thought they were there to apologize. But they were not they were not they were there still waiting to eat him. So one they started to chase him so he swam as fast as possible to the back door. He thought it was strong enough to hold back his underwater family. But no something came through the back door he checked he could not see anything he looked up it was a human. They said” hi i am your family your real family”. He woke up he was in a bed sleeping nicely with breakfast next to him.


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    1. Wow! That's quite a dream to have! Great use of your imagination, keep reading and writing! Love, Mariana Llanos.

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  7. One day me and my family went to fun places like Burger King,Bowcraft,Six Flags,and New York City.We had a great time.





    First we went to Bowcraft with my cousin when we got there we had to buy our tickets.After that we went to a ride that spins you around so fast.When I got off I told my mom that you should not eat before you go on that ride.Then we went to a one that spins you around so fast but I liked it.







    After we finish all of the rides we went to a tour on a train. So then we had ice pops and after the ice pops we went to there zoo and then we went to a place named fun slide and we vs each other and I wined so there we eat and had chips.

    And The My Fiction Story By. Gloria

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    1. Gloria, it sounds like you had a really fun time! Keep reading and writing! Love, Mariana Llanos

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  8. Hi, I am Peter the Penguin. I live in the Galapagos Islands. Sometimes I go to the beach and relax on the sand. Sometimes I see a giant chunk of land ahead of me. My mom says it’s called Ecuador. Someday I wanted to see it.

    One day a ship came by the islands. I swam towards it. Suddenly, My wing got stuck on a thread attached to the ship. I WAS STUCK!!! We got closer and closer to the chunk of land. Finally, we stopped. A rock sliced the thread. I decided to explore “Ecuador” .

    Waddling towards Ecuador, I saw a building and then 2 and then five and then 100. The sight was amazing. It had beaches just like in Galapagos. I loved it! I saw things that moved and were way taller than me. I think they’re called “people”.

    I saw them sitting at a place that said “Restaurante de Quito”. They were eating yellow crescents that were oozing with cheese and tomatoes. I saw a little board saying “Ecuadorian Enchilada Challenge” Loving challenges, I accepted it. Walking in I squawked in penguin. Surprisingly, the man at the counter understood me and handed me the meal.

    Devouring it in less than a minute, I quickly realized that I won! The prize was fantastic. It was a lifetime supply of enchiladas. As I told the man that I missed home he helped me back to the Galapagos. I shared the yummy food with my relatives.

    Then I woke up on my bed with my dream ended. What was that enchilada you ask? Well, I saw feathers everywhere and a pillow in my mouth. I was nibbling a pillow all night. I know that penguin adventure was awesome, but I am definitely never eating a pillow again!


    By,
    Hael

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    1. Hael, that's a great story! I like how you narrated it in first person. I think it works well that way. And your ending was fantastic. Definitely, don't eat pillows, but keep reading and writing. Love, Mariana Llanos

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  9. There was once a girl named Jasmine che was 8 years old, has a small puppy named crumb cake.The reason why they galled their puppy crumb cake is because Jasmine is crazy with cake and candy,anyway Jasmine has dark brown hair,and hazel eyes,and tan skin.After Jasmine’s school was over, she went shooting into the house dropped her backpack and straight for the apple pie then went to the pantry and got the whipped cream.When Jasmine was done with the apple pie,she walked upstairs gets her nice comfortable close on, then she grabs her backpack and starts her math homework ,then her reading,then her science,the writing homework.

    When Jasmine put her homework away she went straight upstairs cleaned her room , came back upstairs and watched some tv.”where am I ?” Jamine said laying down on a nice and soft cookie,Jasmine got up and saw what she was laying on”I’m laying on a cookie: Jasmine said in excitment.Jasmine couldn’t help her self by eat the cookie”that cookie is so good I’m going to find some more cookies to eat”Jasmine said in hungry way.So Jasmine did find some cookie and she also found some warm milk because she got thirsty and it goes great with milk.After a why’ll she had to use the restroom so she walked around candy land, itJasmine like 5 mins to find the bathroom until she finally found the it .

    After Jasmine used the bathroom she didn’t notice that she went out of the bathroom the wrong way,and she accidently stepped in some sticky caramel,she tried to eat the the caramel but it just kept on coming back from the top off the roof,because of the candy hurricane.

    Jasmine kept on scream for,but she was scream to hard a candy monster woke from his perfected and tried make Jasmine stop scream so when the candy monster came ,Jasmine started to scream”No!! please No!!.

    “wake up sweetie,wake up, you have to get ready for bed” a voice said,”what happened”jasmine said,Jasmine slowly got up from the couch,and did a big stretch.”you fell asleep on the couch like always”Jasmine’s mother Mrs.Johnson said,”oh,had the weirdest dream,i was in a world that is made out of candy,and i got stuck in a of caramel”said Jasmine.”okay,well you have to get to bed so tell me all about it after school ok”said Mr.Johnson,”okay.

    By:M'ryah

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    1. M'ryah,
      I like how you described Jasmine. She's a strong character. You did a great job creating this story. Keep reading and writing. Love, Mariana Llanos

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  10. A new life

    One day, there was a girl named Nikki, and she had just moved from Minnesota, to California. Before she and her family left, she took one look at her now empty house and said,"I'm gonna miss this place." Then she sat in the car, as her parents were stacking the boxes into a moving van.


    3 days later…


    Nikki was sleeping in the car, then suddenly she woke up, because a speed bump had woken her up, she looked out the window, she saw a huge house!! She raced to tell her parents, who were in the front seat, that if this was their house or not. Nikki’s dad replied,”Yup, this is our house!!”


    Nikki told her parents to open the car door so she could check out her new house!! Nikki, ran outside and opened the door, and! She saw an ugly, bland, and plain old house! Then she thought, Well of course, this house doesn’t have all our belongings in it yet, that’s why it’s so plain!! Then she ran up the stairs to her new room, same thing, boring, ugly, and plain.


    The next day…


    Nikki woke up, she was in a sleeping bag, she must have fallen asleep yesterday on the floor, then her parents must have put her in her sleeping bag. Nikki got out of the sleeping bag and went downstairs, she asked her mom if she had brought their toothbrushes, luckily she had brought their toothbrushes. Nikki grabbed her toothbrush, and some toothpaste. She brushed and brushed until she had a mouth full of toothpaste foam, then she spit everything out and washed her mouth. Then she ran downstairs again and said,”When’s the first day of school?” her mom replied,”The 10th of September, we have plenty of time to go school shopping.” Nikki kept saying in her head, O.K, I’m gonna be fine, I’m gonna be fine, it’s just the first day of school.


    The first day of school…


    Nikki woke up nice and early, she brushed, got dressed since she brought an extra pair of clothes, and she ate breakfast. Nikki’s school was only one block away, so she could walk.
    When she got to her classroom, she sat down at her desk, hoping that nobody would notice her, then, the teacher came in!! The teacher's name was Miss Crimson, she looked like a nice woman, and she was. She was always kind to her students, and let them have extra time on worksheets in they needed it. Then Nikki thought, Maybe moving to California isn’t so bad, maybe it’s good to start a new life. She kept saying positive things in her head. And before you know it, she made it through the school year. Nikki made a lot of new friends, she did well in her classes, and, instead of weeping that she had to leave her home, Nikki tried to make the best out of living in California, and next month, she was really happy there.

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    1. Hi!
      I love how positive and upbringing your story is. True, we may be scared of changes, but in the end, it's up to us to adapt and give it a try. Good job! Keep reading and writing. Love, Mariana Llanos

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  11. Once I was having a sleepover with my friends Ananya and Shreya . All of us were going to the same school starting tomorrow . So we had lots of fun (in the day, of course :-). We blew bubbles and played freeze tag until dinner. We were now tired and pretty bored. We had pizza !! Then we had to go to bed. I brushed my teeth and picked up my kittens (Lily and Coco) and went downstairs.

    Then we chatted lying on the bed and finally went to sleep. I had a dream, another dream, and another, about 86 more short dreams. Then we woke up. Bright sunlight filled the room. ”Time for school !” my mom screamed. As we boarded our bus I thought about why this bus was purple and orange (my favorite colors). When we were on the bus I finally found the answer. The bus was made out of CANDY !! We chose a seat .When we ate that we chose another seat and this time actually sat on it because our driver (turns out his name was Gumball ) told us to sit down. It was a long ride to school.

    When we got to school it looked different. And that's why we kept looking at it for a long time. It was HUGE. At the doorway there was a statue of a unicorn. The doors were painted yellow just like Lily’s fur.

    When we were entering there was a loud Thump and some kids came out of nowhere screaming ! It turned out to be Mr. Lastroganian. He took care of the library.(and the kids knew that he was also a fire eating cannibal). When we ran away from him and walked some more there were giant waterslides that went on forever. Ananya blurted “Where does this go, to India !?”. “Be quiet !” Shreya screamed. Shreya had an annoying younger brother so dealing with him she screamed a lot. We took a giant crazy waterslide to class. I had Ms. Siren for a teacher so i’d probably be burnt toast anyway.

    “Time for school !“ my mom yelled. “Whhhhhhat ?“ I said “Oh, was I sleeping this whole time ?” I blurted it out sadly. “I had the craziest dream ever !” screamed Shreya. “No, mine was the craziest !” shouted Ananya. They hated each other so they always screamed at each other. “Did your dream have a bus made out of candy and a unicorn statue ?” I asked them . “Yup and yup !” they said. We read too much PERCY JACKSON.

    ILA

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    1. Ila, that's such a fun story! I'd love to ride on a school bus made out of candy, but I'd definitely keep away of a fire breathing cannibal librarian. Great imagination! Love, Mariana Llanos.

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  12. A Day with Dinosaurs




    Robert Marsh just finished building his TIME MACHINE. Me and my family would go first because my dad was the PRESIDENT of the USA. I kept on asking my dad where were going, but all he said was " It's a surprise " so I kept on thinking where would we go? The Renaissance In old Italy, or maybe WORLD WAR 2 Or we could go to the FUTURE. I kept on waiting night after night. Finally the big day arrived. I WAS SO EXCITED!!!! My dad, Jack Smith, led me into a large museum. Then I saw it , My heart jumped out of me ! It looked something like this:




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    A Lot like that Actually. Then the moment came I stepped In.

    BLACK OUT

    When I came to, My family was standing around me and I was In a deserted rain forest. " Daddy where are we?" I asked. " I told you It's a surprise So we're with The DINOSAURS!!!" My dad replied. "DINOSAURS????!!!!!" I asked excitedly. "Only one day, Mark , but that's good in of, right? " My older brother Jake said. " OF COURSE " I shouted. Soon I made friends with a dinosaur and rode it. It was so fun ! But soon it became dark and I had to leave. I felt sad for leaving the Dino world but happy To go home. I said by to my Dino friend and jumped into the time machine. This time I didn't faint this time though. "Had Fun" Dad asked. " Yeah, I told him, That was good, really good.


    THE END





    By: Ram Vivin Mukunda

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    1. Ram, that's a fantastic story. I like how you use your imagination. It would be so much fun to go on a time machine, I think my favorite period would be the 1600. I'd like to meet William Shakespeare. Keep reading and writing! Love, Mariana Llanos

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  13. One day there was a little girl named Jasmine. She had brown hair and brown eyes and she was only 8 years old.She woke up and she was in her bed.But, not just a normal bed it was a cloud bed. She saw other things out of cloud to like her favorite teddy bear,her dresses,her table,and her dresser.She looked down and saw her mom outside her house.


    She thought of her ball and it just appeared out of nowhere.She thought”if i could think of anything it will just pop up.Cool!”She thought of her barbie dolls and pooh it just there.Pooh,pooh,pooh,pooh everywhere. Almost everything that she owned was in the clouds.Then she had an idea. She thought if anything can come up here why can’t people come up here.She thought of her older sister Jenna.

    She just popped up and she said”wake up Jasmine!”She opened her eyes in shock. She looked at her sister.Jenna asked” are you going to school or not?”She replied “yes i am going. Just let me get ready.”She thought” that was the best dream EVER.That was something she will never forget.

    Idelyz

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    1. Idelyz,
      Such an interesting story. A bed in the clouds, that must be comfy. I think you did a great job drawing the reader into your story. Keep reading and writing!
      Love, Mariana Llanos

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  14. “Good morning boys and girls as you know today is a very special day!” Ms. Harley said. “Raise your hand if you know what we are going to be doing today.” A few hands raised up. “Sofia?” the teacher said. “Today is a great opportunity to earn our camping badges!” said Sofia. “Yes and I have a list of who signed up:

    Amanda
    Justin
    Vanessa
    Lia
    Hope fully next year we will get more student” Ms. Harley did a chuckle. “So whoever signed up please line up here.” Ms.Harley pointed to the door. Amanda, Justin, Vanessa and Lia all lined up. “Okay guys please exit out the main front door and you're camping out truck will be there.” So the four friends went to their camping bus. They hopped in. First they heard a loud rumbling sound. Then the bus started moving.
    When they reached, the camping bus stopped. “Finally we're here!” exclaimed Justin. After a long ride the kids felt tired. “Let’s set up our tent.” said Amanda. “Okay” said Lia. “Wait! We have to find a camping spot first.” Vanessa said. So all of them looked around. “How about there?” asked Lia. “No that one is too crowded” corrected Justin. “How about there?” asked Amanda. “No that one has to many thorns.” corrected Justin. “Or how about the one that we are standing in?” asked Vanessa. “Perfect!” said Justin. So all of them started setting up the tent. By the time they finished it was 8:26. “Okay so let’s get some sticks for the campfire.” said Amanda. “Yeah let’s split up and find as many sticks as possible.” said Lia. So all of them spreaded out to find what they were looking for. After they were done setting up everything they laid out there sleeping bags. “Good night everyone!” said Lia. And they turned off there flashlights.
    The next day when all the four friends woke up they got ready.When they were done they decided to go for a hike. “Can we go back I am really tired.” said Vanessa. “No! We have to keep going for a hike. Yesterday, for 2 hours we’ve been sitting in camp bus.” said Justin. “Fine!” said Vanessa. “But don’t you think it is getting a little windy?” “Let’s just keep walking” said Justin. Lia started giggling. “Why are you laughing?” asked Vanessa. “Because they is a leaf stuck in your hair” said Lia. “Well can you get it out?” Lia chuckled. “Sure” Lia said. She leaned over and took it out. “Wow this leaf is pretty.” She turned it to the back. “Why are there words” all of the 4 friends gathered around the leaf. “It says:
    Now there are four but soon there will be 3 but not more.” Suddenly they heard a scream on the back of them. They all looked back. “That was weird” Amanda said. “Don’t you think Justin?” They heard no answer. “Uh, Justin where are you?” asked Amanda. They looked around and Justin was GONE! “Where is he?” asked Lia. “I don’t know” said Melissa. “Hey Justin if this is a prank it’s really not funny” said Lia. They looked around more. “Justin?” screamed all of them. “Where are you?”

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    1. Fabulous story, and it could be the beginning to something bigger. You have so many interesting details going on. I like how you started with dialog and jumped right into the story. Good job! Keep reading and writing. Love, Mariana Llanos

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  15. “Good morning boys and girls as you know today is a very special day!” Ms. Harley said. “Raise your hand if you know what we are going to be doing today.” A few hands raised up. “Sofia?” the teacher said. “Today is a great opportunity to earn our camping badges!” said Sofia. “Yes and I have a list of who signed up:

    Amanda
    Justin
    Vanessa
    Lia
    Hope fully next year we will get more student” Ms. Harley did a chuckle. “So whoever signed up please line up here.” Ms.Harley pointed to the door. Amanda, Justin, Vanessa and Lia all lined up. “Okay guys please exit out the main front door and you're camping out truck will be there.” So the four friends went to their camping bus. They hopped in. First they heard a loud rumbling sound. Then the bus started moving.
    When they reached, the camping bus stopped. “Finally we're here!” exclaimed Justin. After a long ride the kids felt tired. “Let’s set up our tent.” said Amanda. “Okay” said Lia. “Wait! We have to find a camping spot first.” Vanessa said. So all of them looked around. “How about there?” asked Lia. “No that one is too crowded” corrected Justin. “How about there?” asked Amanda. “No that one has to many thorns.” corrected Justin. “Or how about the one that we are standing in?” asked Vanessa. “Perfect!” said Justin. So all of them started setting up the tent. By the time they finished it was 8:26. “Okay so let’s get some sticks for the campfire.” said Amanda. “Yeah let’s split up and find as many sticks as possible.” said Lia. So all of them spreaded out to find what they were looking for. After they were done setting up everything they laid out there sleeping bags. “Good night everyone!” said Lia. And they turned off there flashlights.
    The next day when all the four friends woke up they got ready.When they were done they decided to go for a hike. “Can we go back I am really tired.” said Vanessa. “No! We have to keep going for a hike. Yesterday, for 2 hours we’ve been sitting in camp bus.” said Justin. “Fine!” said Vanessa. “But don’t you think it is getting a little windy?” “Let’s just keep walking” said Justin. Lia started giggling. “Why are you laughing?” asked Vanessa. “Because they is a leaf stuck in your hair” said Lia. “Well can you get it out?” Lia chuckled. “Sure” Lia said. She leaned over and took it out. “Wow this leaf is pretty.” She turned it to the back. “Why are there words” all of the 4 friends gathered around the leaf. “It says:
    Now there are four but soon there will be 3 but not more.” Suddenly they heard a scream on the back of them. They all looked back. “That was weird” Amanda said. “Don’t you think Justin?” They heard no answer. “Uh, Justin where are you?” asked Amanda. They looked around and Justin was GONE! “Where is he?” asked Lia. “I don’t know” said Melissa. “Hey Justin if this is a prank it’s really not funny” said Lia. They looked around more. “Justin?” screamed all of them. “Where are you?”

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  16. one of them said. “It’s getting cold maybe we should go back” suggested Vanessa. “Yeah we should head back” said Amanda. “Where ever Justin is, I am pretty sure he’ll come back by morning.” said Lia. So all of them headed back. “Let's play something.” suggested Lia. “Yeah I agree because I am pretty bored.” said Amanda. “Okay” said Vanessa. Amanda got out of the tent. “Woah! Owww!” hollerd Amanda. “Lia went to check if Amanda was all right. “Are you okay?” said Lia. “Uh yeah I am all right. It just hurts here a little.” Amanda said. “Oh my that was a big fall I better move this bottle and put in the garbage so no one falls.” said Amanda. “Wait!” Lia said. “There is a note in there!” Amanda took the note out of the bottle. “What does it say?” Vanessa asked. “It says: Now there are three but one's got to flee” said Amanda. Suddenly they heard a loud scream. “Aww!” Then Lia was gone. “Uh, guys where’s Lia?” asked Vanessa. “I have no idea but don’t you think this is getting kind of scary?” said Amanda. “Yeah I really want to go home” said Vanessa. “Let’s just sleep anyway it’s really late.” said Amanda. So both of them went in the tent. The next day When Vanessa got up Amanda was GONE!
    “Good morning” said Vanessa rubbing her eyes. Amanda saw big black footprints leading to her bag. “Hi” said Amanda. Amanda reached into the her camping bag to get food. She felt something crunchy in there. She picked it up to see what it was. “There’s a note!” said Amanda. Vanessa huddled around it. “It says: Now there are two but one's got to go too.” Suddenly there was a scream. “Aww!” Then Vanessa was gone. “Where are you guys! I hope I don’t disappear!” Amanda hugged her teddy bear. “Maybe a walk will cheer me up.” she said. So Amanda got out of the tent. And started walking. When she was a far distance from the tent. She saw a quick black flash. “Huh? What’s that?” she asked curiously. She decided to see what it was. She looked over. But the black flash was way too fast. She followed the flash to see where it was heading. It left big muddy foot prints. Then she remembered when Vanessa disappeared she saw those same black footprints. “Hey maybe that’s the person who kidnapped Vanessa and the rest of them. So she followed the footprints. The were not very straight heading and they were a little bit mushy. She walk and
    Then she stopped finding herself at the edge of a cliff. Then she looked behind. The thief came. Then he took his mask of. “Mr. Harley!” exclaimed Amanda. “But-” “It’s okay Amanda I have been watching everything you have been doing and you have earned your camping badge!” Mr. Harley leaned over and pinned her camping badge to her line on her sweater. “What about Vanessa, Justin, and Lia?” Amanda asked. “There in the camper waiting for you, know let’s go! We don’t want to be late right” And both of them went back to the camper.


    -Reynah

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      -Mariana Llanos.

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  17. That was THE BEST STORY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Satvik

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  18. One day a boy named Jake and he had always been such a good boy even though he was just a 5 year old boy.And one day jake and his family was in the forest when suddenly a monkey stole Jake. Jake's family members couldn't do nothing without jake there were too busy crying and putting up papers for people to find him. Jake didn't even notice his family was worried about Jake. And jake was also learning new things like swinging branch to branch and it was cool.





    Jake's sister was crying even though she was already about to start high school.She text her friends so they can tell there dad or mom to help find Jake. Jake's face was also on TELEVISION it was a really big deal. One day the monkey's help Jake learn how to speak ENGLISH. Can they find Jake? Everyone in Jake's school started to cry during CLASS TIME!



    On January 25,2016 they found Jake! Everyone came to Jake and even the news porters came to Jake and ask him "how was like to be in the forest with monkeys all around you"? and Jake said"it was awesome"everyone smiled and giggled a bit and everything was back to normal.



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    Antonio

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      Wow, I bet Jake had lots of adventures in the his time with the monkeys. Great use of your imagination! Keep reading and writing!
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  19. Patty


    One day a flock of geese found a round white egg. The egg was different from what they have ever seen. They decided to take care and nurture it. They were migrating from Mexico to Canada. They still took several stops to take care of the egg. A few days after they found the egg it rumbled and cracked. A small bird came out, it cried, “peep” in a gentle voice. The flock decided to name him Patty.

    Patty was a sweet little bird but looked different from the other geese. He could not fly and was all puffy with hair. He tried to act like the other geese but could not fit in. He tried to fly but could only waddle. He felt like giving up but he could not, he thought to himself. He was starting to think that he was not a geese.

    During his really long migration, Patty was flying on other geeses backs. They finally reached Alabama and took a month break there. The next trip was to Canada. Even though Patty was still young he could already swim. Every time he sees a body of water, he jumps in and takes a swim. Patty was not sure why they were migrating. He asked the chief, who answered, “because we need to get to warmer weather.” Patty did not like warm weather, so he knew something was wrong. He realized that he was not a geese after all.

    After they reached Canada, Patty was getting hungry. His friends offered him grass but Patty only wanted fish. Patty found a small lake and dived right in. The chief got angry at him for delaying the other geese but he just could not help it. Patty went fishing. He found salmon and gobbled it up. He exclaimed, “that was the best meal ever.”

    Patty was wandering off somewhere. His friends were looking for him. He traveled all the way to Antarctica.

    Patty saw some penguin and they looked exactly like him. They waddled and swam like him also. There were many young ones like him and he fit right in. They all ate fish like him. But when they got in the water there was a big threat waiting for them, the leopard seal. He realized that he was not a geese, he was a penguin. He was happy to be in the crowd


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      I love how Patty finds that she doesn't belong and she does something about it. This is a nice story! Good job! Keep reading and writing.
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  20. Super Teacher and Super Cooper

    By: Abhigna Sala

    “These kids are extra noisy today” Mrs.Singh thought to herself as she graded science test papers.
    “I’ll go ring the bell.”
    RING, RING, RING
    “Why are you extra noisy today?” Mrs.Singh asked her class.
    “WHAT DO YOU MEAN?” David asked Mrs.Singh.
    “David, talk in your inside voice, please” Mrs.Singh requested.
    “I AM” David replied.
    “Something fishy is going on,” Mrs.Singh thought to herself.
    “I’ve better go home and get Cooper, it’s time for Super Teacher and Super Cooper to save the day .”


    ***
    “Come on, Cooper we’ve got an emergency on our hands!”
    “Ruf,Ruf,” Cooper barked.
    “O, right, I have to sprinkle your magic dust on you so you can speak.”
    Super Teacher took her magical pencil filled with Super Cooper’s magic dust, that gave him his powers as well as his ability to speak, unlike any other d-o-g, and gave it to Cooper to eat, and Cooper was very hungry, so he gobbled it right up.
    “Wow, I’m sure glad I can speak again” Cooper rejoiced. “So, what’s the trouble, Super Teacher?”
    “Well, my students are very loud today,” Super Teacher told him.
    “Aren’t they always like that?” Super Cooper asked.
    “Yes, but today David was talking at the top of his lungs, and saying that was his inside voice.”
    “O, I see,” Super Cooper replied.
    “So, what do you think happened?” Super Teacher asked.
    “Well, first of all, let’s get our super suits on.”
    “Okay,” Super Teacher replied, as she and Super Cooper quickly zipped up their super suits.
    “And second of all, this is definitely the work of villains.”
    “I agree, Super Cooper,” Super Teacher replied. “ But which villain?”
    “Definitely the Noise Maker.” Super Cooper replied.
    “Then what are we waiting for,” Super Teacher asked. “Let’s go to his lair!”
    So Super Teacher and Super Cooper flew of to the Noise Maker’s lair, arm and paw.

    ***
    “Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,” the Noise Maker cackled as Super Teacher and Super broke sneaked into his lair. “Soon the whole world will be noisy like me, and I will rule it!”
    “Not if we stop you!” Super Teacher yelled.
    “And how will you do that,” the Noise Maker replied, confidently.
    “By trapping you in the pencil jar of villains!” Super Cooper replied, as took it out.
    “What, NOOOOOO!” the Noise Maker replied, as Super Cooper opened the pencil jar of villains, and the Noise Maker got transported inside.
    “Yay!” Super Teacher and Super Cooper cheered.

    ***
    That night, celebrating the defeat of the Noise Maker.
    Everyone will always be safe, as long as these heroes are around!

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      This is such a creative story. Your characters, conflict and resolution are very well defined. I enjoyed reading it. Great job!
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      Mariana Llanos.

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  21. Small
    By Izabella
    Hello. I am a Mini. If you don't know what that is I shall tell my story. Ok, good because here it comes!
    When I was a kid I was about as small as an ant! I always love to go mouseback riding with my Dad. It's also fun to go looking for things in human houses. It's still kind of dangerous but I still like it! Here is what's happening now...
    "Yawn!!!" I woke up early enough for breakfast. I went outside with my breadcrumb and looked at my home (which is a pumpkin). I watched Minde, our mouse eat sunflower seeds. Oh wait, I never told you my name! It's.."Aleena! Come inside quick!" Mom yelled to me. Right when I got inside a big sharp thing came in from the top of our house! It almost got me and.. "Aleena! Why are all these pillows on the floor? We have to get ready for church." Mom asked. "Ok," I said. "Because I like pretending. You never know what is going to happen next.."

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      That was a fun day-dream! You're right, when you use you're imagination, you never know where it'll take you. Great story! Keep reading and writing!
      Love, Mariana Llanos.

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    Hi my name is Bubble Galaxy, I live under the sea. Well anyways i'm kind of hungry I wonder what we are going to eat today. MOM WHAT ARE WE GOING TO EAT!!! we are going to eat baby squid. Gross !!!!! Do we really have to eat that mom.Yes you do have to eat baby squid. Fine then can I see the human world? NO YOU CAN NOT, but why? BECAUSE THEY CAN HURT YOU. Well if mom doesn't let me go see the human world then i am going at night. Well good night mom, good night Galaxy. Ok now is my chance to escape to the human world. Well I hope no one will see me. O my gosh I am in the human world. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh A WAVE IS TAKING ME TO THE SAND!! UUF, Where am I.

    Oh no don't tell me i am in the sand. The only thing I wished for to see the human world, but not to go on the sand. NO NO NO, what can I do now? I can help you said a pelicon. Who, who, said that? I did, and I’m up here. Are you a pelican, I asked. Yes, you are correct, I am a pelican. And why do you need help little fish, he asked me. Hello I’m a fish on sand. Ok now I get you fish on sand can diy right. Yes, now can you to the sea. Yes yes just get in my mouth he said.
    Om ok I will get in your mouth. Ok now that you are in my mouth were do you want me to place you in the water, he asked. Omm I will tell you when ok. Yhea yhea whatever just tell me when to drop you. Omm, NOW drop me down NOW. Ok, by he said. Oww that hurt allot. Now where am I. MOM WHERE ARE YOU, I said. Bubble Galaxy I am here. Mom I am so happy to see you. Where were you my mom asked. Let's say someone took me. Well what all matters is that you are with me.
    The End Bryana Torres Molina

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      I like the style of your story. For a moment I thought the pelican would eat Bubble Galaxy! You have a great imagination. Keep reading and writing.
      Love, Mariana Llanos

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  23. Quana the cheetah was born by a human family.The human family loved her but she really didn't know who she was.She was scared, sad and mad.
    She never made any friends.Then someone saw her and helped her out she felt a little better.She made one friend she was very happy with one friend.But then one day quana and her friend went somewhere but quana did not know.but then they saw toys quans friend wanted here to steel toys. That little children have but she didnt want to but quanas friend DEMANDED HER.Then she got mad with her friend then she left and never came back.Quana and Quana friend never saw here again.



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    Daniel

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  24. Leo took it as a nice day to relax. It was a hot summer day without any irratational weather. The waves were high. It was a good day to go surfing. His Surfing board was lying next to him on the sand. Leo just sighed and picked it up. "Surfs Up!" He yelled as he jumped into the sea. Usally he would find a fish above the water, not realising Leo was coming at it, and eventully swam away.



    But he never thought he would find a dolphin. While he was riding the waves, it came up to him, Leo was so shocked, he almost jumped of his board! It was if the dolphin was urging Leo to climb on it's back. "Want me to come with you, girl?" Leo asked the Dolphin. It nodded it's head in agreement. Leo took the risk and slid on it's back. The Dolphin felt like a slippery seal! Leo had studied Greek Mythology before in class, but he never beleived in it. Now, he could. He was standing on the realm of POSEIDON! But it wasn't as exiting as he saw in class. Poseidon's Kingdom was half broken, and the rest of it was damaged. Another thing Leo couldn't figure out was why he was breathing! He knocked on the 12 foot tall doors. They slid open...





    PART 1 ~ RAM

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    2. ARKRam 66November 17, 2015 at 6:21 PM
      Leo walked up the stairs, that for some reason, were 5 foot tall. It took him a little trouble, but he made it. He knelt as soon as he saw Poseidon sitting on the main chair in the throne room with his staff. " Who is this newcomer, Neo ?" Poseidon asked. ( Leo guessed that was the dolphins name ) "He happens to be Leo Sith, the hero in the legend, sire. " Neo the Dolphin awnsered. Leo thought this was strange in three ways

      1. The Dolphin could talk

      2. He was a Hero?
      and,
      3. How did the dolphin know his name? He never told her.


      He cracked up when he thought " Leo the Hero " in his brain. Poseidon raised an eyebrow. "So you will be the guidence I have to defeat Oceanus? Leo tried to remember who Oceanus was. Oh, he was that old sea titan before Poseidon came. "Where do I start sir ?" Leo asked. " First you need to find the SWORD OF THE SEA, to begin with. Good by, my boy, for now, I need to help kill Oceanus." Poseidon snapped his fingers, and just like that, he was gone.

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  26. The Sword of the Sea? What the heck was the Sword of the Sea? Leo thought as he exited Poseidon’s Palace. First of all, Leo had NO IDEA where to look, and second, he didn’t even know what the stupid thing was! As an underwater sword, Leo imagined a Swordfish snout with a coral hand piece! As he was walking, Neo the Dolphin swam out of nowhere. “What are you doing here?” Asked Leo. “I’m helping you.” Replied Neo. “How are you helping me when I find out you’re a talking dolphin, who leads me down to some Ancient Greek God’s Palace?” Leo asked again sarcastically. Suddenly, another funny thought popped up in Leo’s mind : Leo the Hero with Neo! LOL! Leo couldn’t keep that to himself. “Hahahahaha…” “What is so funny?” (Neo looked offended) “Oh, it’s nothing.” Answered Leo. As they kept walking, a scroll soon appeared on the sand ahead of them. “What’s this?” Asked Leo. When Leo opened it, he saw that it led to a spot with an X, like a treasure map, but this time, on top of it was the letters : SOTS. Leo didn’t know what SOTS meant, but Neo had a surprised look on his face. “ What does this mean?” Leo asked. “ Lets just say SOTS stands for SWORD OF THE SEA.




    PART THREE ~RAM~

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  27. “Um, no offense, Neo, but I’m not exactly a guy who knows what the Sea Sword is…” Leo said to Neo. Neo looked offended. “It’s a legend that an old son of the sea called Juseus once used it to kill Phorcys, another Sea God, who was in the early times.” “Oh, anyway.... Why do I need it?” “Just to avenge Poseidon and kill Oceanus.” “ Wait a second, Why me? I can surf, I don’t harm fish, and I’m a puny Vegetarian!” “Exactly… You don’t harm the sea, You don’t eat sea animals, and you’re good with the sea, which is why Poseidon has let you breathe underwater.” “Oh, but-” Leo stopped himself. He was now eye to eye with a giant squid. “Ahhhh!!!” Leo screamed and ran. “Don’t worry, Giant Squids are peaceful.” “Oh…” Leo was embarrassed. “Oh, sorry.” “Don’t worry about it, now if that was a shark…” Neo couldn’t make a hand gesture across his neck because he was a dolphin, but Leo understood.
    “Oh, I had a question about you, actually.” “Yes?” “How can you talk?!” “Oh,-Long story short- I was granted a wish : 1 of any of the abilities I didn’t have, I chose talking-but I can only do that underwater.” “And, why were you granted that wish?” “I helped save the sea a millenia ago, when Zeus was on a tantrum for Hera killing his kids, and he accidently shot his MASTER BOLT at us… I was one of the sea creatures who voluntarily helped heal the wounded.” “Why, weren’t you hurt?” “No, I was talking to Poseidon that time, in his palace, which is heavily guarded. The palace had a few scratches, but nothing too bad. When Poseidon found out, he had a big arguement with Zeus.” “ Ok, so does Poseidon always have a talk with the king of the universe?” “ Yeah, what do you think? Brothers don’t chit-chat?” “No, it’s just that… The Lord of The Universe and all.” “You know what? We should get a move on I can sense a shark around here.” Suddenly a huge shadow fell over Leo and Neo.



    ~RAM~ {_PART 4_}

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  28. “Now, is this a time to be worried, right, Neo?!…” “ NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO, stay calm, this is only a Great White.” “A Great White, are you crazy?!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!” Those were Leo’s last words before he sacrificed himself,( to live, that is.)

    “Sacrifice, real needed, at times like this, we run for our lives, tada, da, da, daaaaaa”
    Well, Leo didn’t really sacrifice himself, he just threw the map and ran. “ How could you???????????” Neo looked surprised, relieved, and angry. “That was our only chance, man. “ “NO, THAT WAS NOT!!!!! WE COULD HAVE MADE A TRUCE WITH THE SHARKS!!!!!!!” “I'd like to see you do it.” Leo muttered.” “ That was 5 Hammerheads and 3 Great Whites, total!” “So, maybe your kind couldn’t have, but I could!!!” “I don’t understand why some stupid sword a guy used to kill some other guy is so important to you!!!” “You don’t understand! You humans always make statements without knowing! I thought you might be different but your the same as your kind!” “What do you want to do, split ways!?” “Yeah, let’s do that, then!” “OK, By!” And those were the last words Leo said to Neo before they split up. There was only one goal for all the people and creatures under the sea,(Yes, Leo and Neo,too) To find the SWORD OF THE SEA.




    PART 5- RAM~

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