Dragonland chapter 3 by Matthew

Here is the third chapter in Dragonland. I hope you enjoy it!

​Chapter 3

​Finding Mark

Good! Ian, you’re awake. Sorry I blasted you with water. We have to go find Mark. “I’m injured forever,” he complained. “You are not…” I said, “you will heal quickly”. “How?” he asked. I explained that water might injure him, but he will heal just as fast.

​As we set off, I heard some distant screaming. I figured it was Simon screaming that Mark was injured but I wasn’t sure. I ran to his house.

​”OF COURSE I AM IT’S MARK THAT’S NOT OKAY!!!” he screamed back.

​Simon explained to me how Mark was thrown off of a cliff.

​”Is he okay?” I asked. Then I realized how stupid I sounded. Of course he was not okay. Well, at the time no but he would heal. Then I sensed something. Mark just landed in the water. “Okay guys Ian and I are going to jump off this cliff and Mark will bring us back up it. You ready Ian?

​”Let’s go!” he replied. We jumped. The fall took forever. I finally sensed we were getting close. I looked down. Bad move! I landed face first onto the water. Mark was so startled he almost pelted me. Ian had landed ten times better than I did.

​”Come on!” Mark said.

​”I’ll stay here guys. I’ll heal before I come up.” I said.

​”You sure?” asked Mark.

​”I CAN TUNNEL!!!” I screamed. Ian and Mark started climbing.

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​An hour later I decided to climb up the tower. I made it up in five minutes. The whole group was worried. Even Robert and Eric were there.

​”Where were you?” Ian asked.

​”Just for once Ian! You know where I was!!!” I said angrily.

​​”Oh yeah!” he replied.

​if there had only been another dinosaur around… Mark would be gone forever.

Vocab World Chapter 7… Wheel of Bankruptcy by Matthew

​Chapter 7

Wheel of Bankruptcy

​As Thursday rolled around, the Wheel of Fortune match was on. I was going to compete against a taciturn young girl named Makenzie, and a lugubrious man named Leland. On my way to the podium I was pinioned to the wheel so I couldn’t get up. That gave me a small nodule on my forehead. But I didn’t realize it until I was prostrate from passing out. I picked myself up and went to my spot. That sure was soporific!
​The first spin was complete maelstrom. The rest of them were really calm though. Then suddenly Leland spun the million dollar award. He let it oscillate in a tantalizing way. On the last play I went bankrupt. I left completely saturnine. I failed.

Writing Workshop by: Ashwin S.

pencil in notebookOne thing in L.A we have been doing very often recently is writing workshop. It’s a period of time where you can write about anything and write in more than one way (story, poem, so on). I find this exciting because we get to delve into anything we want to and create things that have never been thought of! But even though writing is so much fun and there are so many great stories being written there is something to know: the power of words remain and it can be used to assist or hinder others. An example of this is what I call “Comment Crazy”. An example of this on a story of one of my friends Josh K.’s story. After he shared it to the class, he shared his story on Google docs with everybody to get some ” intellectual feedback”. He got exactly the opposite. Some people were posting comments on the chat box like “Hi” or “How are you?”. Theses type of comments slowed Josh K. down so much that he didn’t even get to write a paragraph in his story in a whole period!

Luckily some people decided to stop posting bad comments and replace there comments with good ones. Some just stopped commenting. Another problem was some people were not writing at all just talking to each other which was especially annoying. But our substitute teacher put a stop to that quickly. I hope that we continue to get a lot of time to do writing workshop so I can finish my story.