Thursday, November 5, 2009

Talent show: Day 1

I've decided to do a video talent show since I've built up quite a repertoire in my files. My oldest, always eager to please, volunteered to go first. (Ok, he's at school, but he WOULD have no doubt volunteered had he been available.)

Ratchet is in sixth grade and writes better than many a college freshman! He worked this little piece up for a quick homework assignment. I was astonished at the content in what seemed like busy work for him. I made him read it to me again for the camera since he had included character voices and everything. :) His literary talents are emerging!
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(If you are seeing this on facebook, you'll probably have to click on the link that takes you to my blog to watch any videos.)
I'll be back shortly with the next entry!

11 comments:

Jamey Clayberg said...

Look at him go! I love how you get into the scene right away, and the flow of the story is really good. Go Ratchet!!

dean r said...

brilliant!! words like wincing, and descriptions of stance and character. woot woot.

Maggie said...

OMG I want to be his teacher!!!!!!!

Viticulturist said...

oh my goodness! he IS a WRITER! take him to your class, becky! big jon says your awesome, ratchet.

Tally said...

I'm in awe. Ratchet is a wonder.

Bekah said...

I am 33 and can't write that descriptively! AWESOME job!

dive said...

Yay, Ratchet!
Wonderful writing and great reading, too!
The British accent is hilarious (but then so is mine … hee hee).

Maria said...

Holy Cow. He has wonderful inflections and his tonal quality is very much worthy of a listen. You know that is half the battle, getting people to sit still and listen.

AfricaBleu said...

Great job, little Berg--though with your mom's also awesome writing skills in the blood coursing through your very veins, I'm not a bit surprised at mega talent.

Scout said...

Everything about this is wonderful! The story, the accent, and even the timely cough. I can't wait for the next video!

MmeBenaut said...

Wow! That was fantastic; both the content and the oration. The cue of the background cough was amazing too!
Well done Ratchet and to Mom too for filming it.

I can see Ratchet writing (scripting) for his own TV show!!