S: Ryan ShinglerEnglish 1Thursday, April 30, 2010Introduction LetterMy name is Ryan Matthew Shingler and I am 14 years old. Some of my interests are video games, basketball, football, golf, cars in general, and drawing. I was born in San Antonio and still live here. I go to Lutheran High School in San Antonio. My mom is an elementary teacher and my dad is a mailman. I went to St. Gregory Catholic School (even though I’m not Catholic) from kindergarten to 3rd grade. Then I went to Shepherd of the Hills from 4th to 8th grade. I had a pet Pekinese and I currently have a pet tortoise named Titan.
FC: My Writing Portfolio By: Ryan
1: Table of Contents 1: A letter of introduction 2: Prologue 3: What's in a name 4: Likes and Dislikes 5: Personal Metaphor 6: My ABC 7: Extraordinary Pet 8: Room sweet room 9: Extended Metaphor 10: Are you hungry 11: How to 12: Look who I look up to
2: A Letter of Introduction My name is Ryan Matthew Shingler and I am 14 years old. Some of my interests are video games, basketball, football, golf, cars in general, and drawing. I was born in San Antonio and still live here. I go to Lutheran High School in San Antonio. My mom is an elementary teacher and my dad is a mailman. I went to St. Gregory Catholic School (even though I'm not Catholic) from kindergarten to 3rd grade. Then I went to Shepherd of the Hills from 4th to 8th grade. I had a pet Pekingese and I currently have a pet tortoise named Titan.
3: Prologue The book that I am creating is a portfolio about my school year in 9th grade. The book is a summary of my first year of high school and everything that I wrote and did in my journal. This book is completely original and copyrighted by me.
4: What's in a Name? I was named after a person named Ryan on a TV show. Although, I'm not sure what show or what his full name is. My parents thought about many other names as well. But in the long run, my name is clearly Ryan. My full name is Ryan Matthew Shingler.
5: Likes and Dislikes Video games Homework Basketball Baseball Swimming Long distance running Fishing People that brag Electronics People that lie constantly Coke Dr. Pepper
7: Personal Metaphor Animal- Python Car- Ferrari FXX Article of clothing- Shoes Day of the week- Saturday Food- Pizza Color- Red Movie- Gone in 60 Seconds Fragrance- Cologne Type of Building- Skyscraper Plant- Palm tree Musical instrument- Guitar Geometric shape- Square (Cube) Piece of Furniture- Chair Song- Till I Collapse Season of the year- Summer Television Character- Xibit (Pimp My Ride) Cartoon or Comic Character- Snoopy Appliance or Machinery- Electronics Natural Phenomenon- Tsunami Word- Interesting
8: Ryan's ABC A mazing B oy Scout C ars D estin, FL E urope F ishing G lee H appy I pod J oyful K ing L utheran M atthew N omad O lympics P ool Q uiet R yan S hingler T ortise U T V ital W onderful X box 360 Y oung Z une
9: Extraordinary Pet I have a pet tortoise. He is an African Spur Thigh Tortoise. His name is Titan. As of now, he weighs about 75 pounds. He can easily get over 200 pounds. He eats zucchini, tomatoes, squash, and just about any other kind of vegetables. He is about 5 years old and he will live to be around 100 years old. I bought him a week before he hatched out of his shell. I paid $80 for him and he is worth every penny.
10: Room Sweet Room My “man cave” or my favorite room in my house is my game room. My game room is an average size room and is my sanctuary. My game room is painted royal blue, but I am going to paint it a different color. I have posters of cars all over the walls. This shows how much I love cars. I also have a pool table that unlocks and flips to an air hockey table. I have a 32 inch LG flat screen TV, an Xbox, Xbox 360, a Wii, a Gamecube, and a PS1. I also have an arcade basketball hoop with two baskets and a score and timer. It is my favorite room in the house.
11: Extended Metaphors If I could be any kind of car I would be a Ferrari FXX. Simply because they are fast and expensive, just like me. Ferrari is known for the luxury and expensive price of their cars. The FXX has 490 Horsepower and goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. It costs about $ 1,773,000. I think that’s pretty expensive if you ask me. If I could be any day of the week I would be Saturday because on Saturdays, you have the whole day to do whatever you want and you can stay up later than usual. Saturday is just a fun day. If I could be any kind of food I would be pizza because I love pizza. It tastes very good no matter what toppings you put on it. Just like me. My favorite kind of pizza is pepperoni or cheese. My favorite place to get pizza is a little pizza place in Chicago. They have the best deep dish pizza I’ve ever tasted. If I could be any color I would be red. To me red is the best color next to blue. I think that a police officer’s favorite color is probably red. (Because red cars are usually pulled over for speeding more than others). Red is my favorite color and it will always be. If I could be any kind of tree I would be a palm tree. I would be a palm tree because I love the beach. I love fishing there, swimming, and just relaxing. It is a wonderful place to forget your troubles and escape real life.
12: Are You Hungry? My favorite meal is boneless or normal hot Buffalo wings. I get them from Hooters and they are amazing. They also include mozzarella sticks and French fries. It may be expensive, but it is worth it.
13: How to Wreck a car Wrecking a car is very easy. Anyone can do this very easily. Step 1: Get a car. Step 2: Start the car. Step 3: Accelerate until your going at least 50mph. (The accelerator is on the right). Step 4: Keep your foot on the gas and start texting/ talking on your phone. Step 5: Call On Star and report your accident.
14: Look who I look up to I look up to Bill Gates because he is a great inspiration because he helped modernize the computer. He also developed Microsoft Corp. and is a wealthy genius. Bill Gates is a billion air who lives in Seattle, WA. I want to be just like him when I get older. I look up to Steve Jobs because he created Apple Inc. and he is very smart with not just electronics, but in general. He is a billion air just like Bill Gates. He has a great reputation for having expensive products, but they are very luxurious. I also look up to Michael Oher because of his confidence going through the struggle of losing both of his parents and living on the streets. He is also known as the main character in the true story “The Blindside.” I respect his perseverance and determination to never give up.