In my search to improve my student’s writing I have reviewed many pieces of literature, speeches and even toasts. I found the best ones to be those where the reader or listener learned something important about the author’s life, experiences and beliefs. These pieces of literature all encompassed a form of reflection. Reflecting is the key to creating voice in an essay. Some children have a hard time reflecting therefore, their essays lack personality. Between homework, chores and playing they hardly have the time to share their feelings about their daily lives. I encourage my students to reflect every time they write, so that they may share their point of view.
I believe that people can be nicer to other people.
I believe that everyone can have a little bit more freedom.
I believe that people won’t stop trying after doing something wrong.
I believe people can have a little bit more fun.
I believe I can be more responsible for the things I do.
I believe that my mom and dad love me for who I am.
I believe that I can draw the city of New York.
I believe my art is realistic.
I believe that my art can be dreams to other people in the world.
I believe my art would be in a museum with a lot of people looking at it through windows.
I believe that everyone has art inside of them.
I believe people can express their feelings by drawing their feelings.
I believe that art is a feeling or an expression of their selves.
I believe that the whole world can do art.
I believe that my school can express their feelings by art.
I believe in everybody’s art.
I believe that art is an exercise.
I believe in art because I love how I feel, so I can draw how I am feeling.
I believe that I can become a good reader.
I believe that I can have a great life.
I believe that I can have a good wife.
I believe that I can have a great family.
I believe that I will make Mr. Gonzales proud.
I believe that I can take my brother out of handicapped school so that I can teach him myself.
I believe I can become an author when I retire.
I believe that I can become a drawer so I can make money and donate it to children with special needs.
I believe that I can become a good gentleman and express my feelings.
I believe that Wanda will not be made fun of at her new school.
I believe that I can become a pastor of the church Promised Land.
I believe that my parents will stay in love forever.
I believe that I will not be poor.
I believe that I can be honest.
I believe that I can work at the community service place.
I believe that you can not give up.
I believe that I will be best friends with people in the world.
I believe that I can do more that I can believe.
I believe that the world will be better.
I believe that I will be in love.
I believe I’m an artist.
I believe every bad person has some good in them
I believe that my friends have good hearts.
I believe that every person should have a good life.
I believe that on Christmas, the best thing to have is family.
I believe the beach is the most beautiful place to be on a hot day.
I believe dogs are the best things a person could have when they’re sad.
I believe in drawing the hardest thing in the world.
I believe in being an artist.
I believe in my mom and dad.
I believe in reading all day.
I believe in working hard all day.
I believe in sleeping so calmly that nothing can be heard.
I believe in riding a soft, quiet train.
I believe in Santa Claus every day, but mostly on Christmas.
I believe in God every day.
I believe drinking water makes your stomach cramp.
I believe I will be a good person when I grow up.
I believe that everybody should follow the law forever.
I believe nobody should hate anybody else.
I believe that you could always do something even though you say you can’t.
I believe that if your family teaches you, you could still learn a lot of stuff.
I believe that celebrating holidays helps you learn what not to do, and what to do.
I believe that you should always let your feelings and secrets out to someone.
I believe the first word you spoke was your favorite one. I believe that you love more your mom than your dad.
I believe in riding my first city bus. I believe that my father is the harder and painter worker than all other painters I have ever seen.
I believe that wearing new clothes makes you feel new. I believe that you can see the same things that I see. I believe that some people are good and bad. I believe that my mother likes my little brother more than me. I believe that if you spend a lot of time with someone you like them.
I believe that someday I will get to meet Santa Claus. I believe that someday the president will give passports to immigrants to go to other places of the world.
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