Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Farmer and his Sons-Retold by Caroline M.

A farmer, stricken with a fatal disease, was worried that his sons would be negligent towards the fields, the crops would perish, a his family would be without a cent. So he summoned his sons and told them that there was a great treasure hidden in one of his fields. Accordingly, after their father's death, they searched in all the fields, which, to their frustration, yielded nothing. In response to their wasted digging however, the crops were well plowed and they collected an abundant harvest which sustained the whole family for a very long time. By and by, the sons realized that their well-spent anger was, in truth, the fruit of their own labor.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Contrast and Compare Paragraph on the Differences between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians

The Rockies and the Appalachians are both mountains, yet they have many differences. Such as, the Rockies are on the Pacific coast, ranging from British Columbia, Canada to New Mexico, U.S., while the Appalachians are in the Eastern Region, stretching from Newfoundland, an island of the coast of Canada, to northern Alabama, in the U.S.. Although the flora is of difference, the fauna contrasts noticeably. Located in the Appalachians, live many animals, including - bears, cougars, tree squirrels, rabbits, deer, wolf, moose, elk, fox, skunk, raccoon and boars. Birdwise, there are woodchucks, hawks, owls, doves, ducks and wild turkey. Also, the Common Garter Snake, the Copperhead, Black Rat Snake, the Timber Rattler, and the

poisonous Pit Viper. The streams and rivers are abundant with fish. In the Rockies, however, due to the harsh climate, there are limited species. Bears, Cougars, lynx, snow-hare, American Marten, squirrels and a few birds - the Mountain Chickadee, Steller's jay, owls, Nut Hatches and finches. Both area's woods include firs, spruces, oaks, herbs, monk pines. The climates are harsh; frost is not unexpected even in the summer. Thunderstorms occur often, and hurricanes, although uncommon, can happen. Lastly the Rockies are taller and sharper than the Appalachians, which are older and have been wore down by erosion. Although they are similar, they both have their differences.

Friday, November 5, 2010

An Argumentative Paragraph on the Advantages of A Large Family - By Caroline M.

A large family is a good thing. One of its advantages is that the older children can help with the younger ones. Also, the more children you have, the more grandchildren you'll have. Still, it costs more to feed and house a larger family than for a smaller one. Although the former single child may feel jealous at first, he or she will soon accept Number 2 as a playmate and friend. Large families have their disadvantages, but they also have many benefits.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Hound of the Baskervilles - Summary by Caroline

The Hound of the Baskervilles begins when, after Sir Charles' mysterious death, a man called Dr. Mortimer comes to Sherlock Holmes seeking advice to a certain family legend. This legend contains a gigantic, fearsome hound. Sir Charles, thought to be the victim of the phantom hound, was found dead, paralyzed with signs of utmost fear written on his face. Holmes and Watson investigate, while guarding Sir Henry Baskerville, the heir of Sir Charles' estate. When danger arises, Watson does his best to keep Henry away from the moor, where signs of the hound are frequently found. In the end, Holmes devises a plan to catch the criminal responsible for Charles' death, risking Henry's life to save it.