What Was Your Favorite Activity or Material that We Studied This Year?

May 2, 2016

--Mrs. Anderbery—

As many of my students begin the next chapter in their lives and a new journey into life, they have reflected on their favorite experience in College English or English 4. I hope you enjoy their responses. 

College English

Allen Castenada: “I'd say that my favorite material that we studied was our research paper or iMovie project because we picked what ever topic we wanted. I think me being able to pick what I'm interested in made it my favorite because I researched and even learned more about what I liked to do, which was extracurricular activities. I didn't only like the paper and project because it involved something I liked, but also because I like bigger long lasting assignments than smaller assignments. I feel that I get more out of it and taking time on my work to get the outcome feels great.

Ana-Alesia Ward: My favorite material that we studied this year was probably reading the novels on our own and writing a paper about it as well as making a Powerpoint! 

Elizabeth Romero-Duarte: My favorite material that we studied this year was The Canterbury Tales because they introduced interesting characters, and it allowed me to create images of what each character might look like.

Aileen Martin: My favorite thing we’ve done so far was the Beowulf Boast, and the ability to listen to others while we had our mead.

Alejandra Adame: My favorite part of College English is reading 1984 because it is so similarly written to books from today that it makes me wonder if current authors used 1984 as a base frame.

Madison Berke: My favorite thing about College English was being able to use media, such as iMovie, to conduct a research project and get creative with the presentations.

Aaron Kast: My favorite thing from College English has to be the Beowulf boasts with the non-alcoholic mead.

Josue Ayala: My favorite activity was the iMovie. It helped me socialize with individuals, and [I] heard people’s opinions over my topic.

Daniel Holbrook: My favorite part of College English this semester was the reading of The Hobbit, and then being able to watch the movie, as well.

Jesus Ramirez: My favorite part of this year was doing the iMovie project because it let me use an application that I didn’t get to use often and it let me be creative.

Celina Pleitez:  Writing the Boast Poems was definitely one of the hardest writing assignments I have done in the four years that I have attended LHS, but it was also a really fun and creative piece of writing.

Angelica Tapia:  I enjoyed researching for the ten-page paper. It was a topic I am interested in, and it gave me more knowledge.  The boast was an activity I enjoyed doing. I just let my creativity flow.

Jade Fagot: Even though I didn’t enjoy the process, my favorite part of College English was writing the ten-page paper because I became very knowledgeable in my paper’s subject.

Luis Perez: The Beowulf unit was by far my favorite thing we did this year. I can’t pick just one thing. I like it all.

Cristian Montoya: My favorite moment of the year is allowing myself to open up and interview individuals for the ten-page research paper.

Margaret Gonzalez: I really enjoyed the formal boast. It was a different type of writing that was fun to try.

Joelly Anderson: My favorite thing we’ve done this year is the compare and contrast novel project. I liked the book that I read a lot.

Hannah Ostrom: One of my favorite things that we have done this year is create an iMovie presentation. I had worked with iMovie some, although I truly feel that this class helped expand my skills and general knowledge of the program.

Erin Green: Throughout the year of College English, I feel like the best subject or activity was our Beowulf-style boast and the presentations of them in the class.

Ellie Hobelman: I personally enjoyed reading the variety of novels that we got the opportunity to. It was fun to read so many types of literature. 

Avigael Gomez:  My favorite material that we studied this year would have to be Beowulf. The amount of historical information and the entertainment that the Anglo-Saxon period had to offer really made for a fun and exciting learning experience.

Pepe Romero: My favorite material for College English was the research paper. Although it was a very long process that we had to endure, it was worth it. Throughout the process I learned many skills that I did not have before. The research paper helped me elevate my writing skills.

Javier Betancourt: My favorite activity or material we studied this year in College English was the research paper because I was able to learn a lot about my desired topic.

Jaimie Ortiz: In College English the activity I enjoyed the most was the short trip to the museum. I really liked how I could look at everything the community offered.

Benjamin Kuefner: My favorite thing that we studied was the iMovie presentations. I learned a lot about iMovie and had fun interviewing people. Even though it took time and effort to make, it definitely was something I’m glad I learned.

Christian Jacobo: My favorite activity that we did this year in College English was the novel project, in which we each read our individual book, watched the movie, and then presented a PowerPoint in front of the class. I personally enjoyed this the most because I thoroughly enjoyed the book I chose.

Jose Francisco: I really enjoyed the narrative essay. I enjoyed it because it gave me the opportunity to tell a story. The requirements weren’t too specific, so I was able to write about anything. The freedom of choosing to write what I wanted felt so liberating. It’s no wonder why we are doing the narrative essay toward the end of the year.

Jonathan Ortiz: My favorite activity/material would have to have been the iMovie project we did. I enjoyed learning more about my topic and interviewing the band directors, as well as a band student.

Yesenia Prado: My favorite activity that we studied this year in College English was Beowulf. I enjoyed learning about Old English poetry and writing a boast.

Gustavo Valencia:  My favorite activity has to be the iMovies we did this semester. It is interesting to see what my peers are capable of accomplishing digitally and interesting to learn of the many things Dawson County has to offer.

Trevor McKeone:  My favorite project this year was our iMovie project. The reason I enjoyed it so much was that I got to learn a lot about Lexington’s history. I learned not only through my project but through watching other students’ videos, as well.

Ellie Rowe: I really liked doing the iMovies over the history of Dawson County. It was awesome to see everyone’s different topic and how diversity is a positive her in Lex. I also liked getting re-acquainted with iMovie before college.

Blake Casper:  My favorite part of College English was creating the iMovie to share with everyone.

Zury Aguirre: Joke of the Day.

Joshua Courter: The best thing about College English was the joke of the day.

Fernando Flores: My favorite activity or material we studied was Beowulf Boasts. The boast is my favorite because it shown a light on my fellow classmates and how they thought about themselves.

Kelsey G’Schwind: My favorite activity was the boast when we talked about Beowulf. I liked switching it up and changing the dynamics of a paper.

Jordyn Glaze: My favorite activity we did this year was the iMovie project. I had a lot of fun putting it together and getting the interview done. 

Clarissa Hanson: My favorite activity I have done in College English is the iMovie we did over an organization in Dawson County. I enjoy watching everyone’s.

Caleb Lauby: My favorite part about College English was the formal boast from the Anglo-Saxon era.

Cristian Lopez: My favorite activity was the Six-Word Memoir.

Eva Martin: I enjoyed gaining experience in argumentative writing.

Luis Mendez: The Six-Word Memoir was my favorite thing we did.

Gabby Mills: My favorite activity we did in College English was our iMovie projects. This project allowed me to be creative and showcase what I enjoy doing most. 

Jose Ortega: The best was working on the Beowulf Boast.

Kaelyn Pack: My favorite part of College English was the boast. I enjoyed coming up with different ways to write about myself.

Brianna Salgado: My favorite activity or material we studied this year in College English was having to do our statements and resume for scholarships.

Ana Vargas: My favorite activity this year in College English was the iMovie we did at the end of the second semester. I enjoyed watching my class’s presentations about different companies and attractions that are in Lexington.

English 4

Bianca Gomez: My favorite activity was reading All Quiet on the Western Front. It was interesting reading about the war and how it felt to be in the war.

Zoie Allen: The best material we studied this year was when we did the creative writing and more personal writing at the beginning of this year. I felt like these assignments gave my mind an opportunity to explore and go outside my comfort zone a little. These assignments didn't have such a structured outline of what we had to include, but allowed us to write freely. 

Edna Medina: My favorite activity this year was doing different kinds of poems because they were fun to create and present. 

Guadalupe Martinez: My favorite material would be listening to the boasts. It was funny and interesting listening to what people had to say.

Lucia Tornel: My favorite activity was the fact that I got to see the Shakespearean play and the non-alcoholic mead activity that we did. 

Lizbeth Torres: My favorite material that we’ve studied was Beowulf. It was a story that truly captured my attention. 

Mireya Garcia: My favorite activity or material we studied was the Holocaust because this part of history is very powerful to me.

Seth Soderlund: My favorite project in English 4 was reading Beowulf and drinking the non-alcoholic mead.

Willians Mendoza: My favorite activity we did in English 4 was the jokes of the day. It really brought laughter to me no matter what kind of mood I was in. My favorite activity was the vocab book. It taught me a lot.

Guadalupe Maravilla: My favorite material we studied was The Canterbury Tales.

Vanessa Acosta: My favorite material we studied was reading the book Night.

Joe Bojorquez: My favorite project was the mead.

Sophia Espinoza: My favorite activity we did in English 4 this year was the book PowerPoint. I enjoyed doing it because it gave me a chance to describe a book I really enjoyed in my perspective.

Dante Pinkins: My favorite activity I studied over the year is the joke of the day.

Haley Smith: My favorite project during English IV was the book report we presented as a PowerPoint.

Karla Aldana: My favorite project in English 4 was the book report.

Brooke Leibert: My favorite thing we have done is the movie PowerPoint.

Martin Romero: My favorite activity was reading All Quiet on the Western Front.

Alba Muniz: My favorite activity this year in English 4 was doing the novel presentation because it was fun to show people the book I was reading, and it was fun to listen to others on the book they liked and whether we should read it or not.

Yessenia Arreaga: My favorite project we did this year was the book report.

Poli Calmo: Getting to drink non-alcoholic mead.

Josh White: My favorite project was the Beowulf poem because we got to drink mead.

Ashley Aguayo: I like how we did our presentation on our own book because we got to hear other books we might be interested in. 

Karina Martinez: What I really enjoyed about English was creating a boast reading them in front of the students. I liked the drink that was prepared for us, as well.

Guadalupe Chavez: My favorite activity in English 4 was doing the boast. I had a lot of fun writing it and hearing everyone else’s.

Shuyub Shukri: The boast was my favorite part because we had non-alcoholic mead.

Kyle Doty: I really enjoyed All Quiet on the Western Front.

Luis Pereyra: My favorite material was the narrative essay because I got to write about California.

Giovanni Valente: My favorite activity that we did in English 4 was the Beowulf boast.

Luis Guardado: My favorite activity that we have done this year in English 4 was the book report.

Jose Munoz: My favorite material was the boast. 

Kimberly Sosa: My favorite material we studied was Night because it is based on a true life story, and it really impacts me the way people suffered and they did not give up.

Rigo Salas: Night was a sort of dark tale placed in one of the worst times in history which really opened my eyes as to how cruel man can be.

Jr. Mora: My favorite activity that we did in English 4 was the Six-Word Memoir. 

Bryan Pastor: Beowulf reading and drinking non-alcoholic mead.

Cheily Arreola: My favorite material that I studied this year in English 4 would have to be the Beowulf Boast poem because it was to make it sound like medieval writing.

Oscar Magana: My favorite poem this year is the Six-Word Memoir.

Adrian Acencio: My favorite activity we studied this year in English 4 has been reading Night and attaining a greater insight through Elie Wiesel’s impacting experience.

Claudia Razo: My overall favorite material we studied this year in English IV was Night. I enjoyed reading the book and learning the traumatic events that took place.

Bianca Hernandez: My favorite material in English 4 was our Boast. I thought it was creative and fun.

McKenzie Hill: I really enjoyed the Six-Word Memoir. It was fun trying to sum up your life in six words. I enjoyed reading Beowulf.

Brianna Villa: My favorite activity was Six-Word Memoir.

Eduardo Zamora: My favorite activity or material we studied in English 4 was writing the Six-Word Memoir and trying non-alcoholic mead for the first time. I would definitely try it again.

Rafael Santoyo: My favorite activity would have to be when we shared our boasts and when we enjoyed our non-alcoholic mead.

Margarita Penaflor: My favorite activity/material of this school year was the Six-Word Memoir because it was not restricted and no instructions were given material-wise.

Adylene Barraza: My favorite activity we studied was how to write a personal statement because it helped me out with a lot of scholarships.

Grant Bielser: I personally enjoyed the beginning of the year during the Six-Word Memoir because after that everything is a blur or jumble of repetitive English.

Yesenia Cardoso: My favorite activity we did in English 4 was ACT Coach because when taking the ACT I remembered rules, which I think helped me. 

 

 

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