I can't wait to show off my skills in front of all the girls!
There was drama going around last night in Eastern Russia.
La Bamba By:Gary Soto
Thank goodness they liked it.
At the beginning of the story, Benny gave a tip to Manuel that he should dance while he sings his song. When Manuel thought about that he thought he might be able to impress some girls with his dance moves and his song. He also thought the second prettiest girl, Petra Lopez might like it too.
Celebrating the school annual TALENT SHOW!!
When he went to bed the night before his act he prayed that nothing would go wrong for him. He also prayed he wouldn't end up doing what he did in second grade with the flashlight. He was confident that nothing would go wrong.
Hope you enjoyed!
When it came time for Manuel's song, he started really good and everyone was screaming and clapping at his dance moves and his song. But when his record stopped, he had to keep singing a verse. But when he and the other kids walked out to bow, he got a burst of applause that shook the walls. He was proud that the people were actually paying close attention and that they liked it.
Gary Soto was born on April 12, 1952. He was raised in Fresno, California. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, which has honored him with the Bess Hokin Prize and the Levinson Award and by featuring him in the interview series Poets in Person.