The Time I Helped a Friend (8th Grade English #6)

Today for English, my assignment was to write an essay about a time that I helped a friend.

A few years ago, I was in sixth grade. My friend was having trouble with math. At the time, I was doing exceptionally well in this subject! As we were talking one day she told me that she needed help. I told her that I could help tutor her. After that, we started meeting up at breakfast and lunch and I would help her learn the math. Very soon afterwards, she started getting much better grades.  It was awesome to see her grades go up so fast. Not only was it good for her, but it was also fun for both of us because we were best friends! Also, it helped me review the subject and refresh my memory. If I had to go back to those moments I would, without doubt, do it again.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (8th Grade English #5)

Today I am writing an essay about the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne! This book is about three men, Ned Land, Professor Aronnax, and Conseil going onto a man named, Captain Nemo’s submarine and their adventures under the sea! These men have glorious adventures ranging from traveling the ocean outside of the submarine and even getting to sleep, eat, and do most daily activities in a submarine. That is something I would love to do. Fun Fact: After Jules Verne published this book, the government thought he was a spy because, the government was working on creating a submarine, but nobody was supposed to know about this, kind of suspicious don’t you think?

My favorite part of this book was when Captain Nemo was first showing everyone their new rooms. I found it quite interesting to read and picture in my mind what the room would look like. Some of the thing he said the room had inside were a High oak dresser, fine paintings, earthenware and glass that had an inestimable value! Inestimable means that the number is too big to calculate. My least favorite part was when they were, what the professor called abduction, captured by captain Nemo’s crew. I didn’t like this part because nobody likes to be captured. When I was reading this part, I got pretty upset with these people. I didn’t like the fact that they abducted them, later in the book I was happy that they did because that meant they could have awesome, and entertaining, adventures with Captain Nemo!

About the author, a few facts about Jules Verne. He was supposed to be a lawyer, like his father. However, he quit his studies to write stories for a magazine and even plays. He eventually died from diabetes in 1905, but his works remain bestsellers world-wide to this day!

In conclusion, I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, because, like most books, it had parts that I really enjoyed and parts that I didn’t. I would recommend this book to people who like to read adventurous books. Be sure to come back to Learning in pajamas for more from me!